Could the Dolphins be a potential landing spot for Aaron Rodgers

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With changes coming to the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, there’s always a potential for some moves to the roster.

When owner Stephen Ross fired Brian Flores, he told the media that the next coach would be responsible for making the decision on the quarterback position. However, days later, there were reports claiming that the next coach would need to support Tua Tagovailoa as the starter.

So, to this point, there hasn’t been much clarity brought to the situation. All we know is that there are reportedly some players who may be unhappy with Tagovailoa’s play.

Some fans and pundits believe the Dolphins should use this offseason to take a chance and make a splash play for a veteran quarterback. The New York Post’s Ryan Glasspiegel actually listed Miami as one of five destinations that could make sense for future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers.

Here’s what Glasspiegel wrote about the situation:

“The Dolphins are in a tricky spot with Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins won eight of their last nine games this season, but fell short of the postseason. Before the winning streak, the Dolphins were the team most loudly linked to trading for Deshaun Watson.

Jaylen Waddle is a star wide receiver in the making, and there could also be some latitude to bring in a coach who has familiarity with Rodgers.”

Rodgers is unhappy in Green Bay. That’s been evident over the last few seasons. Now, after being eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers for the fourth time in his career, he may finally force his way out.

At this point in his career, Rodgers is still playing at a high level. He was named a First-Team All-Pro and seems to be the favorite to win the league’s MVP award. Miami could certainly benefit from that ability at the position. On top of that, Rodgers would probably be able to lure other talented players to play with him.

However, there’s also the problem of compensation. Rodgers has just one year left on his deal that would come with a $46.7 million cap hit for the Packers if he were to stay. A team that would trade for Rodgers would only have to pay roughly $26.5 million.

In order to get him, a team would probably have to give up multiple first-round picks with no real guarantee that he’ll be around past 2022. That’s a huge risk, but it might be one the Dolphins should consider.

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