Back in October, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers raised some eyebrows around the NFL when he basically flirted over Steelers coach Mike Tomlin during an interview with Pat McAfee, which took place just days before Green Bay would beat Pittsburgh. Speculation immediately started after the interview that the Packers quarterback was doing everything he could to let the franchise know he was interested in playing there.
It got even crazier after Rodgers and Tomlin had a moment together.
Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports is once again mentioning the Steelers as a possible suitor for the veteran QB after the 2021 season is over.
“Aaron Rodgers and the Steelers. Keep your eyes on it,” longtime sports radio host Colin Cowherd said.
“If you look at their schedule, the Steelers are on the precipice of going off a cliff. It’s not going to be pretty and there is no succession plan. They could literally lose all of their games, it’s getting a little tense there. Steelers fans, put your seatbelts on… There is a best-case scenario for the Steelers and it’s not the Draft. Here is something to think about and I do NOT think this is a reach – the best thing for the Steelers is to go get Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers. Let’s just talk Aaron because the flirting between Tomlin and Aaron was substantial.
I don’t think Green Bay should let him go but what I’m about to say is fair – Aaron can be incredibly moody and a little prickly. What if Aaron loses in the playoffs, never shakes ‘COVID toe’, starts getting ‘HE CAN’T BEAT BRADY!’, ‘TIRED OF YOUR NONSENSE’, and ‘OVERRATED!’ talk, and Aaron doesn’t take too kindly to it and decides ‘I’M OUT’?
Pittsburgh is obviously a great landing spot. They do great defenses and wide receivers as well as anybody, they’ve rebuilt their offensive line, and they have a star running back. This felt like something yesterday [reading news headline] – ‘Aaron Rodgers Suggests the Packers Coaches Are Blabbing About His Broken Toe.’ He’s kind of throwing the coach under the bus. Don’t kid yourself, Aaron is prickly, temperamental, and is prone to getting sensitive. If that toe doesn’t heal properly, playoff loss, starts getting heat for it, Packers coaches are out there throwing stuff out… Aaron and the Steelers, just keep your eye on it.”
Also reported this week was Ben Roethlisberger privately telling former teammates and some within the organization that he expects this to be his final season playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers have Mason Rudolph next up, but his play on the field shows that he is not starting QB caliber in this league. Dwayne Haskins flamed out of Washington with his behavior and has yet to play a game for the Steelers, so the jury is still out on whether he could be the guy.
It would be the perfect fit for Rodgers to come and finish out his career in Pittsburgh while giving the franchise more time to find a younger replacement in the meantime.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.