There is likely to be a ton of movement with some top NFL quarterbacks in the league this offseason. None would be bigger than Deshaun Watson and possibly Aaron Rodgers.
One NFL writer found an insane way to squeeze a bunch of them into one huge mega deal involving multiple teams.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell would have Green Bay taking Deshaun Watson, the San Francisco 49ers acquiring Aaron Rodgers, the Houston Texans ending up with current Green Bay backup Jordan Love along with a series of first-round picks, while the New England Patriots would reunite Jimmy Garoppolo.
Packers send: QB Aaron Rodgers (to 49ers), 30th overall pick in 2021, QB Jordan Love (to Texans)
49ers send: 12th overall pick in 2021, 2022 first-round pick (to Texans), 2022 second-round pick (to Packers), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (to Patriots)
Texans send: QB Deshaun Watson (to Packers), 2022 fourth-round pick (to 49ers)
Patriots send: 142nd overall pick (to 49ers)
Another way to look at it:
Packers acquire: Deshaun Watson, 2022 second-round pick
49ers acquire: Aaron Rodgers, 142nd overall pick in 2021, 2022 fourth-round pick
Texans acquire: Jordan Love, 12th overall pick in 2021, 30th overall pick in 2021, 2022 first-round pick
Patriots acquire: Jimmy Garoppolo
The obvious winner here would be the Packers in getting a 25-year-old Watson who is already proven on the field. While the Texans got multiple picks, they still have an unproven quarterback that they will hope turns out to be just as good, if not better than Watson.
The 49ers team is set up to win now and would give Rodgers a great chance to reach the Super Bowl.
Even with Jimmy G, the Patriots wouldn’t be looked at as competing for much of anything for quite some time.