Many Denver Bronco fans were hanging on an idea that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have enough leverage and displeasure with the Packers to move on to greener pastures.
Those pastures of course didn’t include Denver as Rodgers and the Packers have been in talks to bring the MVP quarterback to Green Bay for at least the 2021 season. Green Bay flinched, arranging a list of concessions to entice Rodgers back.
At around 9 a.m. MST, Rodgers showed up to practice at the Green Bay Packers facility dashing all hope that last year’s league MVP would be donning orange and blue.
While the recent development in Green Bay has dashed many dreams in Denver, it hasn’t changed the preparation that both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater have been diligently working on to prepare for the season. While no one has a clue as to who will be under center in Denver when the Broncos take the field on September 12, what we do know now is that it won’t be Rodgers.
So now that the Rodgers drama has gone from a rolling boil to the back burner, there’s a new drama brewing that includes yet another prospect that originally developed early in the off-season. The Houston Texans announced they will listen to trade offers for embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson currently has 10 criminal complaints pending, along with 22 civil lawsuits stemming from various allegations of sexual misconduct. Currently the top two teams that could be Watson’s next landing spots are the Philadelphia Eagles or the Denver Broncos based on reports.
It’s hard to gauge exactly how the Broncos are navigating potential talks with the Houston Texans based on his current off-field legal issues and many think that a trade for Watson is a terrible idea for any organization. But it’s undeniably an intriguing situation, as Watson is highly touted as one of the league’s top quarterbacks at just 25 years old.
Watson and Rodgers respectively are two completely different style of quarterbacks with an age difference of 12 years, with one in the twilight of his career coming of an MVP season and the other entangled in a number of sexual misconduct allegations, but has great potential.
One of the most striking concessions that Green Bay offered Rodgers was his ability to choose where he wants to play in the 2022 season and although many reports have indicated that Rodgers was eyeing Denver, nothing was ever confirmed.
It was also reported that the Broncos, too, intrigued Watson, but yet again, without violating any NFL tampering regulations, it was never confirmed.
At this point it’s unclear where the Broncos stand on making any offers to the Texans, but it is clear that he is the only potential quarterback that Denver can go after at this time with no real guarantee on whether or not he will even be able to play this season.