KEY POINTS

  • Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have a lot to fix this offseason
  • Rodgers has a timetable in mind for his decision
  • Von Miller doesn't mind having Rodgers man the QB position in Denver

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in some form of lovers’ quarrel that could see him be traded to Denver.

Rodgers’ beef with the Packers is not due to the fact that they selected quarterback Jordan Love as his potential replacement, but more of the culture that they had allowed to cultivate.

“With my situation, look, it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan. I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. (We’ve had) a lot of fun together. Love the coaching staff, my teammates, love the fanbase in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of the philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go,” said Rodgers back in May.

The reigning NFL MVP has not since shown up to any of the Packers’ events since losing in Lambeau Field to eventual Super Bowl winners Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game.

As it stands, the Packers are about to reach the peak of “respect me or trade me” from Rodgers as the 38-year-old was asked about his future with the Packers at the American Century Championship.

“I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this week. And then I’m going to get back to working out, and figure things out in a couple of weeks,” he said.

However, there may be a sliver of hope for Packers hopefuls as Rodgers did not exercise his right to opt-out of his contract on the July 2 deadline.

Training camps around the league are slated to start on July 28th, and the Denver Broncos are carefully monitoring the situation in Green Bay.

The Broncos currently have Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater on the roster as their quarterbacks, but a veteran on the team wouldn’t mind having someone more experienced manning the position.

Von Miller Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos in action against the Washington Redskins in the first half during a preseason game at FedExField on August 24, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Mike Klis of 9News asked linebacker Von Miller what he knows of the situation.

“What have I heard? First and foremost, I’m comfortable with Drew. I’m comfortable with Teddy. G.P. (General Manager George Patton) and (president of football operations) John Elway. If A-Rod is out there for us to get him, those are the two guys to have on the job,” he stated.

Miller praised the front office for its ability to get big-name guys on the roster like Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib, so he also believes that if there’s a franchise that could get Rodgers.

However, Miller is also a realist.

“If it can’t, I’m comfortable with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. They’ve impressed the hell out of me and impressed the hell out of everybody during OTAs.”

The Broncos finished the 2020 NFL season with a record of five wins and 11 losses.

Adding Rodgers to the roster would be a step in the right move to get back into playoff contention, but they will need to add more depth to their receiver corps to help the MVP and the team succeed.