Before the NFL season when it seemed like Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers could be heading for a divorce, the Denver Broncos were considered the most likely trade destination.

Of course, cooler heads prevailed and it now sounds like Rodgers would very much prefer to stay in Green Bay beyond this season, though he certainly hasn’t closed the door on other possibilities.

The Broncos fired head coach Vic Fangio earlier this week and have started lining up candidates to replace him. While they certainly have a full list of potential head coaches to choose from, a couple of those interview choices have piqued the interest of those who think the Broncos are still trying to create a scenario where Rodgers considers coming to Colorado.

Specifically, the Broncos have requested interviews with Packers quarterbacks coach Luke Getsy and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Hackett is a hot candidate this year, also seemingly getting interviews with the Bears and Jaguars. The Getsy request is more interesting as he’s not exactly a hot commodity as a head coach. The consideration of both of them is fueling speculation that perhaps they’d love to hire Hackett and Getsy in a scenario that would be very appealing to Rodgers to join them.

All of this might be looking into the situation way too much as the Broncos may also look at how successful the Packers’ offense has been the past few seasons and want to see if they can recreate that for themselves. A lot of people think Dan Quinn is the favorite to get the head coaching job and their interview with Getsy may be more about seeing if he would make a fit as OC instead.

Still, the connection between the coaches and Rodgers is not going unnoticed.

All signs point to Hackett likely getting a new job after this season. If Getsy leaves as well, even if Rodgers doesn’t follow either of them anywhere, it will be interesting to see how that impacts his decision to stay put with the Packers.

[Tom Pelissero]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.