3 reasons the Carolina Panthers won’t trade for Aaron Rodgers in 2023

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Carolina Panthers don’t need the drama

As the years go on, drama seems to follow Aaron Rodgers wherever he goes. Something that the quarterback’s become pretty fond of from the outside looking in.

Whether it’s his weekly appearances on the Pat McAfee Show or his controversial opinions on other matters, Rodgers is more polarizing than ever before. So one has to question whether this baggage is something the Carolina Panthers could live with under Frank Reich and an exceptional coaching staff.

Rodgers is a little long in the tooth to take on coaching right now. This means the Panthers might have to tailor their offense to benefit Rodgers rather than implementing Reich’s methods and nurturing a rookie signal-caller over time.

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

The former California standout has unbelievable talent. But this might be on the wane, and Rodgers’ lack of postseason success outside of a memorable Super Bowl XLV triumph is another reason this trade doesn’t necessarily guarantee success.

Considering the recent culture shift in Carolina and the stage Rodgers is at in his own career, it just doesn’t make a ton of sense. And if things don’t start well, it won’t take long before he starts stirring the pot based on how things unfolded with the Green Bay Packers in 2022.

There’s no harm in making a call. Anything other than that just doesn’t seem feasible when one factors everything into the equation.

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