REPORT: Packers Almost Traded Aaron Rodgers For Randy Moss Back In 2007
The Green Bay Packers franchise changed forever the day they finally moved on from Brett Favre in hopes of having a guy named Aaron Rodgers lead them into the future. That move proved to be the right one, as Rodgers is an MVP candidate year in and year out and the team is a Super Bowl contender anytime he’s on the field.
None of that would’ve happened if the Packers had done something that would’ve changed the franchise’s fortune forever. According to RealGM, the Oakland Raiders were close to trading Randy Moss to the Green Bay Packers for a package that would have included Aaron Rodgers back in 2007.
The Raiders decided to ship Moss to the New England Patriots for a fourth round pick—that they used on John Bowie—and the rest was almost history, as the Patriots fell one game short of being the first team in NFL history to go 19-0.
It took the Raiders until 2014 to finally get a franchise QB in Derek Carr.