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Former New York Jets GM continues to doubt Aaron Rodgers

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Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum expressed concern over Aaron Rodgers heading into 2024

Since Aaron Rodgers joined the New York Jets, the naysayers have been plentiful – and loud. Things only got worse when the four-time NFL MVP tore his Achilles four snaps into the 2023 season.

While the 40-year-old has made miraculous steps into the recovery process, former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum has expressed concern over the quarterback’s abilities as he continues to age. Speaking on ESPN last week, Tannenbaum expressed doubt that Rodgers will be able to return to his Hall of Fame level with the Jets in 2024.

“When you’re over 40 years old and you’re coming off an Achilles tendon injury … what I’m really curious to see [is] training camp. We’ll see what he does in the preseason.”

One area of concern that worries the Jets’ former GM is whether Rodgers will be able to play with urgency – getting rid of the football quickly, his short-area agility, and ability to make plays when under duress.

“How quickly he gets rid of the ball and short-area quickness with his feet,” listed Tannenbaum. “I’ve been around other quarterbacks from Vinny Testaverde, Brett Favre … I worked with Dan Marino in Miami. They always talked about losing that little quickness [and how it] really was the beginning of the end and that’s something that we really have got to watch carefully really just in a couple of weeks.”

While it’s hard to imagine the former Jets GM having any real animosity towards his former team, it’s safe to add him on to the list of detractors for the Jets this season. Comments like these are bulletin board material for Rodgers, who will assuredly have these receipts at hand in hopes of proving them wrong in 2024.

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