Recent information puts another Buccaneers savior out of reach

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Not that there was ever really a chance to make this happen, but the Buccaneers can still cross Aaron Rodgers off their list this offseason.

Aaron Rodgers to the Buccaneers was already the biggest pipe dream of the entire offseason for Bucs fans.

The idea of finding a replacement for Tom Brady will always bring up some monumental names as people struggle to bring in an equal option to a role that was so prominent for the past two seasons. We all knew Rodgers was a long shot. That didn’t stop some from dreaming.

It is no secret that Rodgers is at least somewhat upset with his current situation. A team like the Bucs would be out of Green Bay, has the talent to contender for a Super Bowl on day one, and has the picks to make something happen for the Packers.

This all helped strengthen the “never say never” crowd, but the realists also had plenty to argue in favor of their position.

The Packers would be out of their minds to trade Rodgers to a team in their conference, but crazier things have happened. It also seems unlikely given Tampa’s desire to hold onto picks, a strategy that most other teams forgo.

Regardless, the deal isn’t going to happen either way now after Rodgers has made it clear one more than one occasion that he is actually looking for more money than the Packers are currently paying him. Whether or not he wants to be the highest-paid player in the league is irrelevant. The Bucs can’t afford his price tag.

Rodgers and the Packers can go back and forth with the he-said she-said; the Bucs are just one of the teams watching this unfold with problems of their own to deal with first.

Yes, the quarterback position is the most important on the team, but does anyone believe for a second that Tampa would let all of their key players walk in free agency to bring in Rodgers and pay him (in addition to Tom Brady?)

Whether this would work or not (see the Bengals) is irrelavcent. The Bucs just aren’t doing it. For the fans that want to move their attention to a new best option, the intersection of crazy and attainable is probably Russell Wilson for now.

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