Well, the Green Bay Packers shocked the world last night by trading up in the first-round to select quarterback, Jordan Love. So, does this make Aaron Rodgers expendable?
ESPN analyst, Michael Wilbon has earned his stripes in the sports media landscape. The Chicago native has gone from joining The Washington Post in 1980 to co-hosting hit sports show, “Pardon The Interruption” with colleague, Tony Kornheiser. Wilbon even does a weekly radio hit with the “Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN1000, so it’s safe to say that the lifelong Chicago Bears fan has his finger on the pulse of this team.
Well, amidst the chaos of breaking down the Green Bay Packers decision to select the heir to their quarterbacking throne, Wilbon had some bold proclamations to make in regards to what the future may hold for future Hall of Famer, Aaron Rodgers.
The boldest proclamation that Wilbon makes? Wilbon goes on record stating, “Aaron Rodgers is going to be in a Bears uniform sometime in the next couple years… That’s going to happen!”
As I began to filter that concept through my mind, I began to ponder if that statement even began to make somewhat of sense… Well for starters, one can only imagine how furious Rodgers may be given the fact that the Packers were only one game away from the Super Bowl last season, and instead of the Green Bay front office reloading on weaponry they opted to draft the heir to his throne. So, it has top be a possibility at some point, right?
Now, lets think of the fun part… Can you even begin to imagine Aaron Rodgers repping the navy blue and burnt orange? It would be something out of a movie to see #12 under center as he picks apart the opposing defense on the lakeside.
Rodgers with the likes of David Montgomery, Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and company, paired with the Bears elite defense would easily make the Monsters of the Midway a favorite for not only the NFC North crown, but also to make a run at the Super Bowl.
So, would this be possible? The easy answer is yes. However, it would take a lot of moving parts, and the Green Bay Packers front office having to swallow their pride, double-down on Jordan Love and ship off arguably the most prolific player in their franchise’s history to their most hated rival. With that all being said, this just may be wishful thinking, but as Kevin Garnett once stated, “Anything is possible!”
Jokes aside, the more likely scenario is that there’s friction between both Rodgers and Love to start out this rocky relationship. Then after a two-to-three year stint the Packers and Rodgers will decide it’s time to part ways, and Rodgers will make his way up north to Minnesota and… Wait, we’ve heard this before, right?
Either way, there’s drama, friction and adversity seeping it’s way through the halls of Green Bay, and I am one-hundred percent here for it. Here’s to hoping the Packers don’t strike gold on a quarterback prospect for a third-generation…