New prop bet regarding Aaron Rodger’s status in Green Bay
By Bob Garcia
The biggest story in the NFL right now isn’t the draft, upcoming minicamps, or even who is going to win the Super Bowl next season. It’s Aaron Rodgers’ status with the Green Bay Packers.
And now, the Americas Cardroom sportsbook has just released a special prop bet:
Will Aaron Rodgers be the Packers’ starting quarterback Week 1 of the 2021 NFL Season? The Answer Yes is -235 and No is +183.
Those odds are solidly tilted towards Rodgers staying in Green Bay. That does surprise me some as there is really bad blood between him and the Packers right now, especially general manager Brian Gutekunst. While the team does want to mend the fences, there are strong indications that the 37-year-old quarterback really just wants out no matter what.
Green Bay does have some good options in terms of trading partners. It is thought that Rodgers wants to play somewhere out west, especially with his fiancée being actress Shailene Woodley. Two of his preferred destinations are San Francisco and the two Los Angeles teams. However, Rodgers almost definitely won’t be dealt within the NFC and the AFC’s Los Angeles Chargers already have Justin Herbert.
That leaves Denver and Las Vegas as two good options. Green Bay probably doesn’t want Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as they have last year’s No. 1 pick, Jordan Love waiting in the wings. That means a 3-way trade could be made, with Green Bay getting draft picks from the other two sides.
Denver has a big hole at quarterback and would probably pay a huge ransom in draft picks and young players for Rodgers.
I see the Broncos as the most likely scenario and think there’s value in the +184 ‘No’ odds.