Sauce Gardner, New York Jets
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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers responded to Sauce Gardner’s cheesehead gambit

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has responded to Sauce Gardner after months of Sauce’s Twitter trolling, specifically regarding the now-infamous cheesehead.

Sauce was quick on the uptake, though. First, he explained his impatience.


This offseason, Sauce tried to use the burning of the cheesehead as a lure for Aaron Rodgers to come to the Jets. (Why Rodgers would care if Sauce had a cheesehead if he was leaving the Packers remains a mystery.) He promised that if Rodgers came, the two of them would set fire to the popular fan gear together.

However, Sauce apparently couldn’t wait. He, Breece Hall, and Garrett Wilson staged a burning ceremony before Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and announced his intention to play for the Jets.

But then Sauce revealed the ace up his sleeve.

Did Sauce really take more than one cheesehead, or did he purchase another one? To what lengths would he go to ostensibly keep his word?

It will be interesting to see what Rodgers’ next move is. In his introductory press conference with the Jets, he emphasized his intention to be around the full offseason program and build relationships with his teammates.

Part of those relationships may be putting up with (and… participating in?) the shenanigans of a young, talented, and trolling core.

Rodgers already took a step toward that with Zach Wilson. After liking a tweet that quoted Zach Wilson saying he would make the Jets’ new quarterback’s life “hell,” he clarified his stance.

It was all smiles in Florham Park today. Rodgers appears to be all-in, which is good news for the Jets and their fans.


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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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