He new york jets They are expected to appear on HBO’s «Hard Knocks» for the second time in the show’s history, but veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t too enthusiastic about it.
During a practice round of the American Century Championship on Wednesday, rodgers said KPIX that being selected for this season’s «Hard Knocks» was something that was «forced» on the Jets.
«I understand the appeal with us,» Rodgers admitted.
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«Obviously, there’s a lot of eyes on me, a lot of eyes on our team, a lot of expectations for our team. So we’ve been forced to swallow and we have to deal with it.»
The four-time league MVP admitted there is one aspect of being in the program that he looks forward to.
«One of the only things I like about Hard Knocks is the voice of God, who narrates it, Liev (Schreiber). I look forward to meeting him,» Rodgers said with a smile.
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The Jets were previously featured during the 2010 season, when they reached the AFC Championship under head coach Rex Ryan.
NFL Network reported that the Jets were among four teams this year that were eligible without volunteering. chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints and the Washington Commanders were also considered.
Head coach Robert Saleh said last month that it would not be his choice for the Jets to appear on the show, despite the high interest that followed the Rodgers trade.
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«I know there are a number of teams that would love to have ‘Hard Knocks’ in their building. We’re just not one of them,» he said at the time.
The official announcement is expected to come sometime on Friday as the Jets now focus on preparing for training camp on July 19.