After being officially traded to the New York Jets last week, future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent the weekend making high-profile appearances across the city.
First, on Saturday night, Rodgers and a few other members of the Jets attended the New York Rangers 5-2 Game 6 win over the New Jersey Devils to force a Game 7. Then, on Sunday, Rodgers was courtside watching the New York Knicks take on Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh addressed Rodgers first week with the organization, saying he’s making “his presence felt.”
“We’re a really, really young team, especially on offense and just to watch him and [offensive coordinator] Nathaniel [Hackett] and the way they communicate together and he’s already made his presence felt with regards to meetings and input, just discussions on all of the different things we’re trying to get accomplished on offense, so he’s a tremendous human, first and foremost, Aaron is,” Saleh said at a Saturday press conference.
“Just listening, there is little, subtle things I’m not going to get into, but he definitely cares about people and you can tell in the way he speaks to people, so really fortunate that he’s here.”
As a result of the Aaron Rodgers trade, the Jets are not only expected to qualify for the postseason for the first time in over a decade, but they’re also one of the betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, as their current odds trail only the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys.
Knowing how much Rodgers loves and craves the spotlight, the switch from Milwaukee to New York City must feel like a massive upgrade for him, as now all he has to do to make headlines is walk out of his front door.