The Los Angeles Rams made a big splash over the weekend by closing out a trade of Jared Goff and draft picks to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. There had been speculation about their quarterback position and they quickly addressed it.
And yet, they were hoping to make an even bigger splash. Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Farmer is reporting the Rams called the Green Bay Packers in hopes of trading for soon-to-be three-time MVP Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers made it clear they were not going to trade him, but you have to appreciate the Rams making the effort. Without a 2021 first round pick it would have seemed unlikely to ever have a chance, but you don’t know until you ask, I suppose.
Last week following the Packers loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, Rodgers was a bit mysterious in his comments about his future. He talked about being uncertain his future along with those of other players. Matt LaFleur made it clear he wanted him back but Rodgers was not so forthcoming.
Anything is possible in the NFL, but a team trading a quarterback coming off an MVP season is just not going to happen barring truly crazy circumstances. The decision to draft Jordan Love probably led to some of these issues, but it seems unlikely we’re anywhere close to a true breaking point.