NFL analyst claims Miami Dolphins are ‘best positioned’ to make serious run at Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

With the future of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemingly up in the air, one NFL writer believes that the Miami Dolphins are in the best position to acquire the future Hall of Famer.

Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report looked at the possible options for the reportedly disgruntled Rodgers. He first pointed to the rapid rebuilding effort the Dolphins have undergone that has turned them from a franchise in crisis into a serious playoff contender.

“Of all the franchises that would like to take a run at Rodgers, the one best positioned to do that just so happens to have done more to remake itself over the past couple of years than anyone,” Davenport wrote.

“The Miami Dolphins.”

Davenport then focused on the high draft picks the Dolphins currently possess for the next two years that would allow them to acquire a player like Rodgers.

“This isn’t just some pipe dream, either,” Davenport wrote. “In terms of draft capital, the Dolphins are better positioned than most to take a real run at a Rodgers trade. The move up to No. 6 this year cost Miami its shot at three straight years with multiple first-rounders, but the ‘Fins have three extra picks next year and will be right back to having multiple first-rounders in 2023.

“Three teams have an extra pick in the first round over the next two drafts. Two of those teams are in the NFC, though, and one is in Green Bay’s division.”

While Rodgers’ resume is an impressive one, the Dolphins are well aware that he’ll turn 38 in December, and he’s getting closer to retirement with each passing year.

In addition, the Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa as their top pick last year and appear to view him as their quarterback of the future.

Tagovailoa’s numbers in 2020 were modest compared to those of Rodgers, but he only turned 23 in March and has the potential to develop into a standout NFL quarterback.

Sending multiple draft picks for a great, but aging quarterback likely shortens the window of opportunity for the Dolphins to win a Super Bowl. It also prevents them from adding prime young talent that they would otherwise acquire by way of their multiple future draft picks.

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Dolphins have given no indication that they’re even pursuing Rodgers, and the Packers have indicated that they have no plans to trade him, despite his apparent unhappiness.