The Seahawks somehow need to find a quarterback in 2023. Maybe it makes sense to trade for Aaron Rodgers and let him make the young roster great. Now, general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll might not be thinking at all about adding Rodgers, but we also know that Schneider and Carroll have always been open to taking chances.
It should also be noted that while Seattle’s drafts have been a bit hit-and-miss overall and the Seahawks don’t usually make big splash signings in free agency, Schneider and Carroll have also pulled off some surprising trades that involved big-name players. Two examples are the Jamal Adams trade in 2020 and the one for Jadeveon Clowney in 2019.
In fact, Seattle trading for Aaron Rodgers would be less shocking than it would be if Rodgers was a free agent and Seattle signed him. And as we all know, Seattle needs a quarterback for 2023 and beyond. Of course, there are quite a few options, like re-signing Geno Smith, signing a player like Derek Carr, or drafting one high in the 2023 NFL draft, but it’s also possible Rodgers is available to some team if the Packers like the trade package.
Pros and cons to the Seahawks trying to add Aaron Rodgers
Does it make sense for Seattle to try to bring Rodgers to Seattle and have him be the quarterback for the next few seasons while Schneider and Carroll build the team around him in the draft? How would Seattle afford Rodgers? Would Rodgers even want to come to the Seahawks?
Unlike many other top players, however, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract. The Packers could trade him to any team they want. There are many pros and cons to adding a player and person like Aaron Rodgers. What follows are three of them.