Aaron Rodgers to the new york jets The rumors are heating up, but not everyone thinks it’s the right move for the four-time MVP.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Jets officials were flying to california meeting with Rodgers, one day after Derek Carr signed with the New Orleans Saints.
With Rodgers making it clear he’s unsure 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 rumors Tuesday, saying Rodgers should look elsewhere. if you decide to continue playing.
«I don’t really know Aaron personally, but I know he’s a great quarterback, and he can put the ball anywhere you want as a wide receiver,» Burress said on «The Carton Show.» «But he loves to be talked about. 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 really hopes he comes to the Jets to reunite with Nathaniel Hackett because that was his offensive coordinator when he was league MVP. But I’ve been saying, man, for him to come to the Jets, it just doesn’t make sense if he wants to go back to the playoffs and compete for a championship. The Jets are not the team to take 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 end the season, finishing out of the playoffs for the 12th straight year.
Most of the problems were due to the quarterback position with Zach Wilson being benched twice during the season in favor of Mike White after Wilson was regressed as a sophomore.
Jets owner Woody Johnson has made it clear this offseason that the organization craves a veteran quarterback to put the team on 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’s really doing it, we have a good running game and just what the coach talks about. Our special teams are really good, and then it’s plug and play.
«I think a quarterback comes in, it’s an ideal situation.»
The Jets clearly want Rodgers in New York. Now, it will be up to Rodgers to determine if New York is for him.