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The rookie meets the legend: Zach Wilson and Aaron Rodgers hold court

Aaron Rodgers has worn green on Sundays since 2005 as a representative of the Green Bay Packers. But some saw him in the form of a different green icon on Wednesday afternoon.

On location for the New York Jets‘ joint practices with the Packers, SNY cameras caught Rodgers in the midst of an animated conversation with Gang Green’s rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.

While speakers on the Green Bay practice field blaring Drake and Rick Ross’ “Money In The Grave” made any stray audio impossible, fans theorized about the dialogue between this meeting of accomplished football minds.

NY Jets fans have their fun with the Zach Wilson-Aaron Rodgers encounter

Twitter user Finn McCole immediately cast Rodgers and Wilson in the roles of Star Wars heroes, with the Packer appearing as the seasoned mentor Yoda. Wilson, of course, is Luke Skywalker, also known as the titular “New Hope.”

Others were simply glad to see Wilson taking tips from the future Pro Football Hall of Famer Rodgers, something former Jets general manager and current ESPN analyst Mike Tannenbaum took note of, considering the Jets waited until this month to add a veteran backup (long-tenured Josh Johnson).

More observers pointed out that the video between Rodgers and Wilson seems to disprove size criticism toward the latter, an idea recently pushed by noted infamous Jets critic Colin Cowherd.

In the photo, however, Wilson appears to have no issue matching up with the 6-foot, 2-inch Rodgers.

Finally, some took a bit of a confrontational route, wondering why Rodgers appeared to be mentoring the opposing Wilson rather than Green Bay’s own young quarterback. We’re of course referring to Rodgers’ potential green and yellow successor, Jordan Love.

NYJ Matt even threw his reaction into the mix with a fictional quote everybody could imagine Rodgers constructing on behalf of Wilson.

The Zach Wilson-Aaron Rodgers similarities are present

Speaking with ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Josh Johnson said that Wilson reminded him of Rodgers in the early stages of their collaboration.

“He can make some throws that I only see a few quarterbacks making,” Johnson told Cimini. “He reminds me a lot of Rodgers with some of the throws he makes, the way he can get his body in position and make unique throws in the pocket. He has really special arm talent. Once this season gets going, I think the whole country is going to see it. He has what it takes to be successful.”

The Jets and Packers are set to have one more joint practice on Thursday before squaring off in an exhibition contest on Saturday late afternoon (4:25 p.m. ET, WLNY/NFL Network).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

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