The Titans emerge as a potential Aaron Rodgers suitor

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As Aaron Rodgers figures out where his career will unfold in 2022, a new potential suitor has entered the picture.

On Tuesday, Jared Stillman of 102.5 The Game in Nashville reported that the Packers quarterback has purchased land and is in the process of building a house in Franklin, Tennessee. A suburb of Nashville. Home of the Titans.

Stillman adds that Rodgers is “open” to joining the Titans.

Rodgers should be open to joining the Titans. They have a great team. They were the No. 1 seed in the AFC. But for three interceptions thrown by current quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Titans likely would have advanced to the AFC Championship, for the second time in three years.

Of the four divisions in the AFC, the AFC South is the most unsettled and wide open. The Titans, with Rodgers, could rule the division the same way the Packers run the NFC North.

Come the postseason, however, Rodgers would be facing the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and/or Justin Herbert. For that reason, Rodgers would be better off in the NFC.

That said, if Rodgers is going to go anywhere in the AFC, the Titans would make the most sense.

It may not make financial sense for the Titans. Tannehill’s contract has a $29 million salary for 2022, fully guaranteed. Trading him before June 1 would trigger a cap hit of $28.4 million. It would be difficult to move him, especially when Rodgers would have to be paid, too.

While not impossible, it won’t be easy. Unless the Packers are interested in a Stabler-Pastorini-style swap for Tannehill and his $29 million salary for 2022.

77 responses to “The Titans emerge as a potential Aaron Rodgers suitor

  1. Tannenhill at 29 million is better value than Aaron at 40 million. Neither one is going to get the Titans to the Superbowl so wny spend 40 million when you can be disappointed for 29?

  2. Coming over to the AFC with Allen, Mahomes, Burrow, Herbert…. Do you really want to have to go through that to get to a Super Bowl or stay in the retirement home NFC.

  3. ghjjf says:
    February 3, 2022 at 9:52 am
    How many points did Rodgers score in his last playoff appearance?———————————————————————————————————————–Titans lost by 3 with Tannehill throwing 3 picks. Say what you want, Rodgers doesn’t throw picks. Titans would’ve won.

  4. and Packers were number 1 seed in NFC. How many players live year round for the team they play for? very few i bet. again, both of these theoriies are non-starters.

  5. Obviously, it would be a trade like LA Rams with detroit: Swap QBs and throw in draft picks.
    Usually the speculation streams are fairly stupid, but this one actually makes some sense. Tennessee would be considered a true favorite going into the season, which is saying something with Mahomes and Allen in that conference.

  6. ghjjf says:
    February 3, 2022 at 9:52 am
    How many points did Rodgers score in his last playoff appearance?

    ————————

    More than his opponents offense did.

    Just like the year before in the NFCC game where outplayed Brady and his 3 int’s.

    Teams lose. Fans have agendas. Yours doesn’t like up with the facts.

  7. He has a house in Nashville but I doubt he is going to the Titans. Not a good fit with a hard ass like Vrabel. I think he’s going to the Steelers.

  8. This is like the old radio talking heads 20 years ago screaming hey I’ve seen this coach, player, or important person buying houses or looking at property around the city… so it definitely means he is coming here… and 9 times out of 10 it’s complete bs.

  9. bostonblows says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:04 am
    ghjjf says:
    February 3, 2022 at 9:52 am
    How many points did Rodgers score in his last playoff appearance?

    ————————

    More than his opponents offense did.

    Just like the year before in the NFCC game where outplayed Brady and his 3 int’s.

    Teams lose. Fans have agendas. Yours doesn’t like up with the facts.

    Um, no… he didn’t score more points than his opponents offense did or they would have won the game.

    And WHY do the Brady crybabies like to point out 3 ints but forget the 3 tds.

    Rogers had the ball 3 times first and gaol inside the 10 only got 1 td.

    Rogers in is last playoff game scored a td on the first drive , zero tds the rest of the game.

  10. Why would Rodgers be an upgrade? Yes, Tannehil choked in the playoffs but so did Rodgers, and more than once.

  11. If Rodgers is traded, I don’t see the Titans to be as likely of a destination as the Broncos or the Raiders. The Broncos have more 2022 draft capital than the Titans, which includes the 9th overall pick and multiple high round picks from the Von Miller trade to the Rams. If the Packers are interested in including a quarterback swap in a trade, Derek Carr is a much better option than Ryan Tannehill. Additionally, Derek Carr was Davante Adams’ college quarterback and Davante has mentioned he wouldn’t mind being on the same team with Derek Carr some day. Consequently, a trade with the inclusion of Carr, might allow the Packers to resign Adams.

  12. Tannehill’s contract isn’t $29M in cap space, it’s nearly $37M. Rodgers isn’t $40M, it’s $46M. Absolutely no way to fitting him in, unless you restructure players like Aldean, Byard, Henry, Dupree, Jones, and most likely Autry. However, doing that means you lose all your FA’s and likely AJ Brown due to the inflated cap you’ll cause kicking the can down the street. Honestly, Tennesse is stuck. Nobody is going to trade for him either. I guess just hope Henry can last 50 touches a game for 17 games plus playoffs….

  13. honkeyt says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:09 am
    I don’t care. Trade Adams to the Raiders
    ——-
    Last time I checked, you can’t trade free agents. Smh

  14. This bronco fan is all for Aaron going elsewhere. Would have to give up too much to get him for about 4 years

  15. I still very much feel like if Rodger’s goal is to win another Super Bowl that going to the AFC makes zero sense. He would eventually likely have to face one of: Mahomes, Herbert, Allen, Burrow, or Mac Jones to win a Super Bowl.
    But in the AFC he’d likely have to beat probably two of them just to get to there.

    And yes… football’s a team sport, I get it. But from a statistical standpoint the best option is absolutely to go to an NFC team that’s well positioned. The issue being what team is well positioned that Green Bay would be willing to trade him to that has picks to make it happen? Green Bay went all-in last year and all-all-in this year and it didn’t work out. But they’re still probably the best chance because the NFC is probably much less competitive in the next 2-3 years.

  16. Additionally, if the Packers acquire Derek Carr in a trade with the Raiders, it will give them more time to further evaluate if Jordan Love is the quarterback of the future. If Love proves to be the long term answer, it would allow the Packers to then trade Carr.

  17. Could it be he’s only a few years from retiring and may just want to live in that area. Especially since he’s a music fan and may want to pursue those options. Nashville would make sense.

  18. sconnieeaglesfan says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:24 am
    honkeyt says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:09 am
    I don’t care. Trade Adams to the Raiders
    ——-
    Last time I checked, you can’t trade free agents. Smh

    Last time i checked Adams isn’t a free agent and GB already said they won’t let him become a free agent by tagging him before 2022 season opens unless long term deal reached. smh

  19. Just a friendly reminder that the Great Aaron Rogers has not won his conference is the last 11 seasons and is a playoff choker with the exception of 1 very lucky season.
    Have a nice day!

  20. With the amount of money he has, I am sure he has numerous houses and flies between them on private jets. Seems a bit of a stretch that the Titans have anything to do with it.

  21. Didn’t we go thru this nonsense last year? Rodgers isn’t going anywhere.

    1) The Packers have already proved that they will offer him 2 choices – (1) Play out your contract and get paid (2) Retire.
    2) Rodgers is not walking away from $46 million, would you?
    3) They were within 2 special teams plays of advancing. At the level Rodgers is still playing why risk that on Love?
    4) With Rodgers they OWN the NFCN very much like the Pats owned the AFCE. Why risk 5-6 guaranteed wins a year?
    5) TN has NO income taxes on retirement income (and has only moderate taxes anyway). You don’t really think that a smart guy like Rodgers hasn’t been deferring a ton of income do you?
    6) The climate in TN is a whole lot nicer than in WI.
    7) The Titans just got the #1 AFC seed with a QB that is younger and makes a whole lot less. Their incentive is?

    Bad enough the media pumps out this crap ….. it’s a whole lot worse that people fall for it.

  22. Don’t know about the Titans, but can the Packers even afford Rogers? I saw where they are $39 mil over the cap.

  23. Indy is the only AFC he should target.

    Taylor, great line, good young receivers on a fast track. Good defense.

    .. still think it’s Green Bay or retirement though.

  24. Does anyone above the age of 10 believe that Nathaniel Hackett and Justin Outten, Green Bay coaches a month ago, are both now in Denver out of sheer coincidence? Aaron Rodgers is going to the Broncos. His presence will instantly transform the Broncos into the favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

  25. Rogers in is last playoff game scored a td on the first drive , zero tds the rest of the game.
    ==========

    Offense put up 10, should have been 13
    The defense only allowed 6

    A kindergartner can do that math

  26. If Rodgers ever wants to get back to another super bowl, he should stay in the NFC. I’m just saying.

  27. Are folks still continuing the damage control? Rodgers has thrown 9 touchdowns to 8 interceptions in career NFC championship games. Look at the all time list for postseason fourth quarter comebacks and game winning drives. Aaron is nowhere to be found.

  28. The Least Interesting Man Alive says:
    February 3, 2022 at 11:21 am
    Rogers in is last playoff game scored a td on the first drive , zero tds the rest of the game.
    ==========

    Offense put up 10, should have been 13
    The defense only allowed 6

    A kindergartner can do that math

    So 10 that “should of been 13 “ wasn’t enough to win.

    Right? Right?

    Rogers is the new Manning.. every off season it’s excuse making time

    He also had a chance to get more points but threw downfield to Adams into double coverage when he had a guy wide open by a mile over the middle, but that wasn’t his fault either

  29. Please. Pull the trigger, literally and figuratively. Send Rodgers “I’m somewhat of a scientist myself!” Rodgers packing.

  30. Stay in the NFC, the path to the playoffs & Super Bowl is easier. Too many good QBs & teams are in the AFC.

  31. sconnieeaglesfan says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:24 am
    honkeyt says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:09 am
    I don’t care. Trade Adams to the Raiders
    ——-
    Last time I checked, you can’t trade free agents. Smh
    ———————————
    Last I checked, you are totally unaware of sign and trade deals. They happen all the time in professional sports. SMH.

  32. iamnotarobot says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:46 am
    Could it be he’s only a few years from retiring and may just want to live in that area. Especially since he’s a music fan and may want to pursue those options. Nashville would make sense.

    >>>>>>>>>

    But can he sing, or does he just choke like he does in the playoffs.

  33. So the Titans would just change their run-down-your-throat identity overnight, into an Aaron Rodgers-style offense? How many years to change their personnel and coaches to fit that system?
    Or maybe they wouldn’t, and instead Aaron Rodgers would be happy being a complementary piece in a run-based offense?
    More likely Rodgers would go to a team with an offense more like his, that’s already established. Rather than a team that has to spend a couple of years transitioning into a new system that aligns with his play.

  34. Look at the all time list for postseason fourth quarter comebacks and game winning drives. Aaron is nowhere to be found.
    ==========

    You said yesterday that the outcomes are scripted.

    So how is this reasonable criticism?

  35. What kind of draft capital do they have? Late first round pick this year, likely late first rounder next year too if 12 goes there. Not sure they can pull off trade

  36. That is a great combo, and makes the Titan’s a force. Rogers and Vrabel would probably work well together.

    Or hate each other. It will be one or the other.

  37. Rodgers is my favorite player, but if I’m the Titans I stick with Tannehill. Rodgers has one or two years left and Tannehill has probably 8 years left and is definitely good enough to consistently put them in the playoffs. If GB ships him out to the AFC, I’d love to see him in CLE, DEN, or IND. Baltimore should also consider it because it’s clear Jackson isn’t cutting it.

  38. The Least Interesting Man Alive says:
    February 3, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Look at the all time list for postseason fourth quarter comebacks and game winning drives. Aaron is nowhere to be found.

    ==========

    Yes, the games are all scripted. But, Rodgers is one of the most unlikable players ever. So, if his script is to always choke in the playoffs, you bet I’ll be all over it.

  39. “facing the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and/or Justin Herbert”. One of these things is not like the other. Why is Lamar in this list?

  40. Not sure if the Tennessee rumors are likely or legit, but if Rodgers leaked that he’s “open” to a Titans trade, maybe he really is leaving Green Bay.

  41. 1mge says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:53 am
    sconnieeaglesfan says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:24 am
    honkeyt says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:09 am
    I don’t care. Trade Adams to the Raiders
    ——-
    “Last time I checked, you can’t trade free agents. Smh

    Last time i checked Adams isn’t a free agent and GB already said they won’t let him become a free agent by tagging him before 2022 season opens unless long term deal reached. smh”

    I’t called sign and trade. It’s the NFL and as we all know it’s unpredictable. Can I not have a little fun? Relax, couch GMs, it’s all in fun, smh.

  42. trade him to sf swap for jimmy g and a pick. Part of the deal is davonte goes too and a pick plus debo

  43. Rodgers does NOT demand excellence like Brady did , so I think he stays in GB and stays the big fish in a small pond. Get to play the Vikings,Bears,and Lions twice a year,why give that up?

  44. I’m OK with that deal, trade him tomorrow. We’ll start the bidding at 3 number one draft picks.

  45. flash1224 says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:12 am
    bostonblows says:
    February 3, 2022 at 10:04 am
    ghjjf says:
    February 3, 2022 at 9:52 am
    How many points did Rodgers score in his last playoff appearance?

    ————————

    More than his opponents offense did.

    Just like the year before in the NFCC game where outplayed Brady and his 3 int’s.

    Teams lose. Fans have agendas. Yours doesn’t like up with the facts.

    Um, no… he didn’t score more points than his opponents offense did or they would have won the game.

    And WHY do the Brady crybabies like to point out 3 ints but forget the 3 tds.

    Rogers had the ball 3 times first and gaol inside the 10 only got 1 td.

    Rogers in is last playoff game scored a td on the first drive , zero tds the rest of the game.

    ——
    Isn’t that also the time Brady won his 7th SB compared to Rodgers 1? I wonder which QB was better in the clutch.

  46. If Rodgers is indeed leaving Green Bay, the Titans and the Colts are the two most plausible teams. Can’t see him going to Denver with Herbert and Mahomes in the division and the Packers aren’t going to let him go to an NFC team.

  47. Goodness , So He buys a house there in Tenn now he is planning to play there ? really ? after his annual teenage drama about wanting to stay in Green bay or go , He will stay , fail again to Win a Super bowl , and complain about the Packers as usual next year.

  48. In Canada, it was reported that Rodgers last year bought a home in Alberta. He may be joining the Calgary Stampeders. All kidding aside, does anyone think he truly wants to live in California and give them tax money? Tennessee has no state income tax, if he makes his domicile there it’s more money in his pocket. So according to Rodgers’ agent he stated: “Do I pay California 12.3% of my income and $500,000.00 in property taxes or do I go to Tennessee and pay ZERO State income tax and about $50,000 in property tax?” Yep, he’s got some tough thinking to do…

  49. Rodgers wants out of California,.. that’s why he’s building in Tennessee.
    He sold his San Diego house,….the Malibu estate is next.
    Taxes in Cali are obscene,… and going up again if the Governor gets his way.

  50. The Packers will never get 3 – 1st round picks for Rodgers. That’s just crazy if you think that. I’m more inclined to say they get 1 – 1st round and a mix of 2nd, 3rd round picks. Maybe a quality player to boot.
    D Adams will be tagged,… and I’d expect GB allows his agent to seek a trade. Probably with where ever Aaron lands.

  51. Honestly, anyone with a brain knows this is particular event is more about California than Tennessee, Green Bay, Denver, Rodgers, or anything else…

  52. Been surrounded with talent his entire career, most other places you’ll never hear from him again.

  53. Rodgers only pretended to believe no one player is more important than the team. Favre had the same problem for awhile. If Adams begins to show the same tendencies, I’d also unload him to the highest bidder. This is a very good team that is getting better. The defense played amazingly against the 49’ers. A true MVP should’ve won despite the weak Special Teams. I’m ready to give Jordan Love a real test. Get rid of Rodgers and Adams and anybody else that doesn’t want to be there, and the get the most you can. I’m betting Jordan Love wants to be there. Dillon too. Alexander too. Lotsa guys.

  54. The anti-vaxxer isn’t going anywhere. He’s got it made in GB, they adore the jerk and as usual the bar in GB is real low, NFC N. That is it’s lower than the many real bars in GB.

  55. tincada1 says:
    February 5, 2022 at 7:55 am
    The anti-vaxxer isn’t going anywhere. He’s got it made in GB, they adore the jerk and as usual the bar in GB is real low, NFC N. That is it’s lower than the many real bars in GB.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I don’t get it.

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