Chris Simms Floats Blockbuster Trade of 49ers Getting Aaron Rodgers
Jimmy Garoppolo’s tenure in San Francisco appears to be coming to an end. As a result, the 2019 NFC champions will be in the market for a new quarterback.
There have been some rumors linking quarterbacks like Sam Darnold and Matt Ryan to the 49ers, but NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms thinks he has the perfect suggestion for the team to win right now.
“I think the 49ers would love to have Aaron Rodgers,” NBC Sports’ Chris Simms told NBC Sports Bay Area. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I mean, he would be the perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Really, Aaron Rodgers fits in any offense. It doesn’t matter. We’re talking about, in my opinion, the greatest quarterback I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The Packers will likely hold on to Rodgers for the 2021 season, but there is a potential out in his deal after the season, as the Packers could cut or trade him while only taking on a $17 million dead cap hit.
Rodgers leads the NFC with 2,253 yards passing, 24 touchdowns and two interceptions on the season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL in total QBR (86.9).
The 49ers famously passed on Rodgers back in 2005, opting to take Alkex Smith instead.