The 2020 NFL Draft will likely be remembered for the Green Bay Packers trading up just to select QB Jordan Love who is clearly being brought in to replace Aaron Rodgers at some point.
Rodgers is under contract through the 2023 season, and considering he just led the Packers to the NFC Title game, he might not be gone for while.
Rodgers is likely to stay with the team for at least the next two years, and then things might get interesting.
Former NFL agent Joel Corry provided an interesting take on when the Packers could potentially move on from Rodgers in the form of a 2022 trade where the front office wouldn’t get killed in dead money.
“A trade in 2022 seems more likely than in 2021. The Packers would pick up $22.648 million cap room by removing Rodgers’ $39.852 million cap number in 2022 from the equation. There would be $17.204 million of dead money in 2022 from Rodgers’ departure. Just like with a trade in 2021, Rodgers’ $28.352 million cap number in 2023 would come off Green Bay’s books.”
If the Packers part ways with Rodgers in 2020, then it would give Love two years learning under him before he takes over for good. He’d make $1.7 million and $2.1 million in 2022 and 2023.