Kirk Cousins in Denver? Matt Ryan in Cleveland? What about Rodgers and Russ? 10 (mostly) bold NFL offseason predictions

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 12: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks greets Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers after the Packers defeated the Seahawks 28-23 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
By Sheil Kapadia Feb 16, 2022 253
With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to what could be a wild 2022 NFL offseason. Last year, we saw Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz and Sam Darnold get traded. The San Francisco 49ers aggressively traded up in the first round of the draft to select Trey Lance. And stars like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson voiced displeasure with the teams that drafted them.

So what will the 2022 offseason bring us? Below are some bold and not-so-bold predictions about how it will all play out.

1. Aaron Rodgers returns to the Green Bay Packers

Rodgers has said he won’t keep everyone waiting long before announcing his plans for 2022. Given that we’re talking about the back-to-back MVP here, it should go without saying that Rodgers’ decision will have a domino effect on what else we see this offseason.

So what’s the case for him staying? It’s simple: Green Bay offers Rodgers the best chance to win another Super Bowl and to pile up more personal accolades.

That might sound strange, given that he’s been there for 17 years and “only” has one championship. But winning the Super Bowl is hard.