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Sauce Gardner seems open to the idea of New York Jets adding Aaron Rodgers

Now that Nathaniel Hackett has officially become the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets, every single Jets player is going to be asked the same question over and over again throughout the coming months: What do you think of Aaron Rodgers coming to the Jets?

Sauce Gardner was the first player to be asked a question of that ilk on a public platform. On Thursday evening, just hours after Hackett was hired, Gardner was asked about Rodgers on ESPN Radio.

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Being the professional he is, Gardner stuck to the business-like answers, although it does seem like he would be excited about the idea of Rodgers joining the team.

Asked about what he saw from Rodgers when facing him in 2022, Gardner said, “He’s definitely great, he’s definitely elite, he’s been doing it [since] before I was born. I can’t discredit nothing that he do, because I’ve seen him do so many good things. He’s a great quarterback for sure.”

Gardner was plainly asked whether he would want Rodgers on his team, and he responded, “I mean, you know, I wouldn’t mind that. You know? I just want what’s best for the offense. But at the same time, I just got to focus on my job and focus on what we got going on on the defensive side.”

Back in Week 5, Gardner enjoyed one of the best games of his rookie season in the Jets’ 27-10 win over Rodgers’ Packers at Lambeau Field. Rodgers threw at Gardner six times and completed only one pass for eight yards. Gardner recorded three pass breakups.

Plenty of Jets fans are hoping to see more Rodgers-versus-Gardner duels in 2023, except this time, on the practice field in Florham Park.

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