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Aaron Rodgers would reportedly accept a trade to Las Vegas Raiders

Another NFL quarterback bombshell that affects Raiders

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So much for a calm pre-draft afternoon.

Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants to be traded from the Green Bay Packers and Pro Football Talk is stating (from an “unimpeachable source”) that the Las Vegas Raiders are one of three teams he would like to be dealt to.

The bombshell began when ESPN reported earlier Thursday afternoon that Rodgers no longer wants to play in Green Bay.

Well, this certainly is escalating quickly.

I get the sense that because it is just hours before the first round of the draft and Rodgers has a reputation for being iron-clad in his convictions, then if he does get traded — it will go down today.

Of course, there is a lot to be done to get any trade completed. The 49ers reportedly put together a strong package centering around the No. 3 pick and were turned down.

If the Raiders want to spend this afternoon looking into acquiring Rodgers, they would have to act quickly and put together a monster offer.

The Raiders have so many needs, this would be a luxury. One interesting aspect is that the Packers drafted quarterback Jordan Love last year. So, they don’t need Derek Carr in return, but the Raiders could flip him for a solid pick.

Again, this is all happening fast and there may not be any interest on Las Vegas’ part. The Raiders never showed real interest in Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson when he named them as one of the four teams he would accept a trade to earlier this offseason.

But once again, the Raiders are thrust into the middle of a major quarterback story.