Another day, another piece of Aaron Rodgers news. The future Hall of Famer is figuring out his future plans, which could include retirement, returning to the Green Bay Packers, or going to a new team.
And, the team that has been increasingly linked with Rodgers is the New York Jets. Yes, the hapless, often laughed at, New York Jets.
But, the Jets are pretty good, other than at quarterback. They went 7-10 last year, despite bottom of the league quarterback play by 2021 2nd overall pick Zach Wilson that effectively ended his Jets tenure.
If Rodgers does make the move to the Jets, he will have some pretty good weapons. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson shined as a rookie out of Ohio State, Corey Davis is a good veteran, and Elijah Moore was an early draft pick in 2021 that has the potential to be a star out of the slot. The offensive line is good too, especially if behemoth tackle Mekhi Becton stays healthy. And, on days the offense struggles, it’s a stacked defense with stars at all three levels.
Surely, Rodgers thought long and hard about joining the Jets, who haven’t won a Super Bowl since Super Bowl III with Joe Namath over 50 years ago, during his darkness retreat.
He left the darkness retreat a few weeks ago, but has not made a decision on his future yet, a decision many think could come any day now. He did play in a flag football charity event, though, and for the first time in a while, spoke out about his possible future with the New York Jets in an interview with former NFL star Brandon Marshall.
Aaron Rodgers … to the New York Jets?! 👀👀👀
“Stay tuned. It won’t be long.” 🚨
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Rodgers called meeting Jets owner Woody Johnson “interesting” and said that it won’t be long before he makes a choice. Thankfully, that’s true, as this saga has gone on for too long.