The writing is on the wall at this point for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers.
He’s likely not going to be in Green Bay for much longer.
Rodgers took zero offensive snaps in the Packers’ season-opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. That was quite telling considering wide receiver Allen Lazard was inactive.
The former Clemson standout also didn’t look very good returning punts.
Speaking of returning punts, Aaron Rodgers basically said this week that working as a returner is all Rodgers is doing right now.
It seems inevitable that Rodgers will be released. It’s not if, it’s when.
The Packers will likely be a bit hesitant to release Rodgers, though, because they won’t be able to control who lands him. They don’t want a division rival picking him up and giving away team secrets.
So why not trade him?
They’ll never be able to recoup the third-round draft pick they used to select him in 2021, but they could still get a conditional late-round pick I’m sure. And after all, the point of trading him wouldn’t be to get compensation but to control where he goes.
The next question is probably “who would trade for a draft bust who isn’t great at returning punts?”
And there’s an answer for that.
The Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore probably doesn’t need Rodgers. But I bet they’d give a late-round pick for him. That’s because Rodgers’ dad is former Tennessee Vols national championship-winning quarterback Tee Martin.
Martin is the Ravens’ current wide receivers coach. They might do Martin a solid and trade for his son.
Trading Rodgers to the Ravens could get him out of the NFC North and the NFC altogether. It would be an easy ending to a marriage that hasn’t worked out.
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