The Raiders agreed to sign quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a three-year deal earlier this week.
But before that happened, Las Vegas made some other notable inquiries to replace former signal-caller Derek Carr.
According to Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, the Raiders called the Packers to inquire about Aaron Rodgers. And they called the Bears about potentially trading for the No. 1 overall pick before Chicago ultimately agreed to trade it to Carolina.
When it looked like Rodgers might be on his way out of Green Bay and would still play in 2023, the Raiders were one of the teams thought to be interested in the QB. Rodgers’ former teammate, receiver Davante Adams, even said it would be a “dream come true” to play with Rodgers again.
But, Howe reports, when a trade could not come together, Las Vegas shifted its focus to Garoppolo.
The Raiders never got into serious negotiations with the Bears for the No. 1 overall pick, but they did explore that avenue for acquiring a young quarterback.
Las Vegas now has Garoppolo and the No. 7 overall pick in the 2023 draft. Depending on which players are still on the board when their time comes, the Raiders could still pick a QB next month.