Jets HC comments on ‘fire’ in Aaron Rodgers’ eyes

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks out after a press conference to introduce Aaron Rodgers as the new quarterback for the New York Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey.
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After years of ineptitude, it may not be the start of a new era for the New York Jets, but they have lofty goals for the first time in a long time.

Aaron Rodgers has arrived from the Green Bay Packers to be their quarterback, and that should at least give them a chance to reach the Super Bowl next season.

Over the years, he has been criticized for being more concerned with his own personal agenda than that of his team.

But he is participating in his team’s voluntary workouts for the first time in a while, and Jets head coach Robert Saleh says he has a “fire in his eye,” according to Jets insider Rich Cimini.

Sometimes a change of scenery can work wonders on a veteran like Rogers, especially when things have gotten stale at his previous stint.

After the Packers traded for All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams last off-season, mainly due to an anemic offense, they went to an 8-9 finish last season, and Rodgers saw his numbers decline across the board. .

But in New York, he’ll be part of a team that features a healthy mix of young studs and grizzled, productive veterans.

They will have Offensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year on their side in wide receiver Garrett Wilson and cornerback Sauce Gardner, respectively, as well as two former Packers wideouts in Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.

In addition, Nathaniel Hackett will be Rodgers’ offensive coordinator next season in New York, just as he was in Green Bay from 2019 to 2021.

Robert Saleh calls a recent narrative about Aaron Rodgers ‘silly’