Super Bowl champion says it doesn’t make sense for Aaron Rodgers to join the Jets
Aaron Rodgers to the New York fighter jets rumors are circulating, but not everyone thinks this is the right move for the four-time MVP.
It was reported on Tuesday that Jets officials were fly to California to meet Rodgers, a day after Derek Carr signed with the New Orleans Saints.
With Rodgers making it clear that he is uncertain about his football future, the Jets are rumored to be interested in pursuing the Super Bowl champion as they try to secure a quarterback for their talented roster.
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Plaxico Burress, who spent a year with the Jets during his career, weighed in on the rumor mill on Tuesday, saying Rodgers should look elsewhere if he decides to continue playing.
“I don’t really know Aaron personally, but I know he’s a great quarterback, and he can put the football anywhere you want as a wide receiver,” Burress said on “The Carton Show.” “But he just loves talking about him. He’s an attention junkie. He loves that we’re sitting here talking about him. It’s like every day, it’s the Aaron Rodgers saga.
“Everyone is really just hoping he goes to the Jets to be reunited with Nathaniel Hackett because that was his offensive coordinator when he was the league MVP. But I said, man, for him to come to the Jets, It just doesn’t make sense if he wants to go back to the playoffs and fight for a championship. The Jets aren’t the team to get him there.”
In Robert Saleh’s second year as head coach, the Jets went 7–10 with a defense that finished the season fourth in yards allowed per game.
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After starting the year 7–4, New York lost six straight games to close out the season and finish out of the playoffs for the 12th straight year.
Most of the problems were due to the quarterback position with Zach Wilson is sitting on the couch twice during the season in Mike White’s favor after Wilson regressed in his sophomore year.
Jets owner Woody Johnson made it clear during the offseason that the organization is looking for an experienced quarterback to take the team over the top.
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“Well, I think you want the best quarterback you can get to lead the Jets,” Johnson said in February. “And I think with a good quarterback and our great defense — and the defense will be a lot better with a quarterback that actually does — have a good running game and exactly what the coach is talking about. Our special teams are really good , and so it is plug and play.
“I think there will be a quarterback, it’s kind of an ideal situation.”
The Jets clearly want Rodgers in New York. Now it’s up to Rodgers to determine if New York is for him.