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The Eagles should trade for Aaron Rodgers in 2022, not Deshaun Watson

From the Bleachers #70!

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

After an offseason of posturing, Aaron Rodgers reported to Green Bay Packers camp today. He’ll play this season for the Pack and move on to a new team for 2022.

The only quarterback who’s been in the news more than Rodgers this offseason is Deshaun Watson. It’s for all the wrong reasons. The civil suits and the criminal complaints Watson is staring down are well noted. His career could be in jeopardy to say nothing of the consequences he may face off the field.

Nevertheless, rumors persistently circulate that the Eagles are interested in trading for Watson. I cannot emphasize enough how tone-deaf and wrong such a move would be. That goes for any NFL team, not just the Birds.

I want no parts of the baggage Watson brings with himself in Philadelphia.

It could be a situation where the Eagles wait out this season and see what happens with the legal ramifications for Watson, potentially making a deal for him in 2022. If the Eagles are unhappy with Jalen Hurts and don’t see him as a legitimate franchise quarterback after this season, Watson isn’t the guy who they should target. It’s Rodgers.

Throw all those picks at Green Bay. Pair Rodgers with the next great wide receiver in this league in DeVonta Smith. Put Rodgers’ buddies in midnight green like a bench of washed-up NBA stars on a title contender to placate him.

I’m a Jalen Hurts guy. I’d rather go down sinking than deal with watching Watson in midnight green. In the latest episode of From the Bleachers on BGN Radio, I grapple with what it would be like to “root” for Watson and how the Eagles should turn their focus to Rodgers if they’re all-in on taking a huge swing for a superstar quarterback.

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