Alonso would be begging for the seat.
And you could do way worse than give it to him.
Only trouble is last time Hamilton and Alonso were paired in the same team at McLaren in 2007 it was a bitch fight of epic proportions. Doubt Mercedes would want to go there again, although I agree Alonso is the best of the "getable" drivers. Whoever partners Hamilton next year will have a lot on their plate.
I'd love to see Verstappen at Mercedes. That would be a poo fight of Senna/Prost proportions.
Good on Rosberg for going out on his terms. And up yours to Hamilton for his graceless response: “This is the first time he’s won in 18 years, hence why it was not a surprise that he decided to stop. “He’s also got a family to focus on, and wants more children, and Formula 1 takes so much of your time. Will I miss the rivalry? Of course.”