Cleveland Browns move No. 1: Make a move for Aaron Rodgers
A few years ago if I told you there was a possibility of Cleveland to get Aaron Rodgers you would think I was crazy. With a possibility of a potential Rodgers divorce with Green Bay, his name is automatically being brought up as a potential to head to the Browns.
Here are a few reasons why Cleveland may be an attractive destination for Rodgers:
First of all, the cold. Not all players can function and perform well during the Northern winters but Rodgers is one who has been in Green Bay for 16 seasons and showed to play some of his best ball in the late months.
Rodgers also has a connection to Browns offensive coordinator/QB’s coach Alex Van Pelt. In fact, in 2018 when Van Pelt was not retained by the Packers, Rodgers was infuriated.
Van Pelt was with Rodgers and the Packers as the teams’ quarterbacks coach from 2014 through 2017. Since AVP left Green Bay, Rodgers has publically shown his appreciation for Van Pelt on multiple occasions.
In addition to AVP, Rodgers would have a top defense, top offensive line, and a top rushing attack. You better believe the Cleveland fanbase would also play a role in his decision.
Instead of asking what Rodgers could bring to Cleveland, the better question would be what will he not bring. The answer to that is nothing, he’ll bring everything this franchise needs. A future Hall-of-Famer, his accolades seem to go on forever. He’s a Super Bowl MVP and Champion, a three-time NFL MVP, and a four-time First-team All-Pro selection.
There’s no doubt that if the Browns made a move for Rodgers, Cleveland would automatically jump to a Super Bowl contender or possibly even a favorite.
Even though general manager Andrew Berry already indicated that they were expecting quarterback Baker Mayfield to be the team’s starter in 2022, if Rodgers becomes available the Browns would be required to look into upgrading at the position.
Only time will tell but if the opportunity arises, you can bet that Berry would be working the phones and making calls to Green Bay.