Philadelphia Eagles: Examining all of those QB rumors we heard
By Ryan Loftus
Could the reigning MVP succeed as the Eagles’ starting quarterback?
It is often unlikely that former MVPs get traded. It’s even more unlikely that the reigning MVP who just led his team to the NFC Championship game gets traded. Actually, that never happens. Aaron Rodgers‘ future in Green Bay is looking bleaker by the day though.
While cities like Denver and Las Vegas seem to be the favorites as far as landing spots go, Philadelphia doesn’t seem to be out of the market for a new signal-caller, and Rodgers could be the quarterback the Eagles are looking for, maybe.
The MVP put up 4299 passing yards last year, good for seventh in the league. He also threw for a league-leading 48 touchdowns, while only throwing five interceptions. That’s a true MVP-like season. For his career, Rodgers has thrown for over 50,000 yards and over 400 touchdowns, passing both benchmarks this season. This makes him one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the sport and has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
The only issue in uniting the Eagles and Rodgers is his attitude and how much he costs. Rodgers is upset with the front office in Green Bay. He’s also irritated that they haven’t gotten him any help through the draft and free agency.
That sounds suspiciously similar to what the Eagles did to Carson Wentz. They didn’t get him a ton of help either. Rodgers has been in the league longer. He’s a smarter decision-maker than Wentz, but you wonder how he’d mesh with the Eagles front office staff. That alone makes you believe that bringing him to Philly is a bad idea.