The San Francisco 49ers were one of the teams in the entire league last year, but they had a slew of QB injuries that screwed up their playoff run at the worst moment ever.
Trey Lance went down with an injury for the year. Jimmy Garoppolo went down for the year, and then Brock Purdy was lost during their final postseason game.
The team would very much not like to deal with that again. It could lead to them getting a future Hall of Fame QB.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been the center of controversy this season, but he still remains waiting more than two weeks after his public statement to join the New York Jets as a trade has not materialized yet.
WFAN radio show host Craig Carton floated the idea of the San Francisco 49ers jumping in and making a trade for Rodgers should his intention of joining the New York Jets work out as planned.
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“Aaron Rodgers would absolutely want to play for this franchise,” Craig Carton said on his FS1 show. “The franchise is the San Francisco 49ers. They have Trey Lance coming off a broken ankle. They’ve got Brock Purdy, who is not going to be throwing the ball until August or September, and they signed Sam Darnold. They do not have a quarterback right now, maybe Trey becomes a stud.”
Carton also addressed why Rodgers would want to go from the Packers to the 49ers, despite the fact that San Francisco passed on him in the NFL Draft.
“Aaron Rodgers is from the area, and has always said ‘I might want to go home one day’,” Carton said. “Now, he famously also said, ‘I want to screw it to San Francisco for not drafting me.’ Well, he’s already done that.”
He also added on what the compensation would have to be for Rodgers to make his way to the Bay Area.
“San Francisco does not have a first-round draft pick in this draft,” Carton said. “They gave them all away to get Trey Lance. They do, however, because of compensatory picks, have like five third-round picks. So the conversation has been, multiple third-round picks in this draft, and a first-round draft pick, in next year’s draft.”
The 49ers have a couple of younger quarterbacks on the roster in Trey Lance and Brock Purdy, but the team would feel a lot more comfortable having a veteran in Aaron Rodgers leading their championship-level squad.
Despite all of this, the Packers may not want to send Rodgers to an NFC team, to begin with so it would leave out the potential of the team facing him in the playoffs.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.