The New York Jets have the attention of Aaron Rodgers
During his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was highly complimentary of the New York Jets, who just handed Rodgers the most lopsided home defeat of his career (17 points).
McAfee mentioned how Rodgers saw Zach Wilson and the Jets up close in training camp last year, and that while Rodgers was impressed with Wilson and the team, he thought they were “a year or two out”. McAfee then asked what he saw from the Jets on Sunday that made him think his previous statements were accurate.
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“Well, they got a lot of good players,” Rodgers said. “They got good schemes, good players. They added to their mix since we played them last year. They added obviously through the draft and a couple guys in free agency, they could really play.”
Rodgers proceeded to praise the Jets’ secondary, which held him to his second-lowest passer rating of the season (88.1).
“They got a couple guys that can really cover, they got veteran leadership on the back end. They signed [Jordan] Whitehead, who’s a good player. They signed [Lamarcus] Joyner, who’s a good player. Veteran guys who have played a lot of football. Obviously the guy in the middle, [C.J.] Mosley is a really talented player. They added Kwon [Alexander] next to him. … Real stud young corner out of Cincinnati I believe, Gardner, who can really play.”
Rodgers also pinpointed an aspect of the Jets’ gameplan that caused problems for him and the Packers.
“[Their] D-line is stout. I thought they had a good plan for us. A lot of twists up front that we just didn’t handle very well.”
Finally, Rodgers praised Zach Wilson while also acknowledging that both quarterbacks had a tough day throwing the ball.
“Zach is going to be a really talented guy in the league for a long time, I believe. Wasn’t a great day throwing the ball for anybody, but they made, obviously, more plays. They blocked a punt, they blocked a field goal. We just kind of had a dud of a game.”
Rodgers and the Packers will attempt to snap their two-game losing streak on Sunday when they visit the Washington Commanders.