4 trades 49ers absolutely won’t make entering 2022 offseason

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49ers won’t-happen trade No. 2: Niners acquire Aaron Rodgers

According to multiple reports, this almost happened last year. Even after San Francisco already traded up to No. 3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft before actually selecting Trey Lance.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers felt he was soon to be dealt by the Green Bay Packers, even speculating the 49ers would be his likely destination. Ultimately staying, and with the Niners taking Lance shortly thereafter, Rodgers hung around for his “last dance” with the Packers that led to their eventual defeat at the hands of his boyhood team in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs.

Green Bay should move Rodgers this offseason. If he was unable to lead the Packers to another Super Bowl after the 2021 season, Green Bay’s 2022 squad surely won’t be any better. And with fellow quarterback Jordan Love in the fold and amid a bad offseason quarterback market, the Packers won’t get a higher return on Rodgers than they will now.

Except no move to San Francisco will be in the cards.

Later last spring, a report surfaced stating how Kyle Shanahan (somewhat jokingly) asked Packers head coach Matt LaFleur about Rodgers’ availability, to which LaFleur responded, “there’s no way in hell that we’re trading him to you guys.”

Aside from another year in the books, what’s changed? Not much.

And it won’t, at least as far as a Rodgers-to-49ers deal is concerned.