Aaron Rodgers already backing out of Jets offseason actions
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is already saying issues he doesn’t imply. Is that this a foul omen for the 2023 season?
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers resides his finest life. He’s making appearances at hockey and basketball video games in NYC and recently got re-acquainted with an old Packers friend. He’s on the lookout for long-term housing within the metropolis, has frolicked with a number of of his Jets star teammates, and doubtless enjoys the highlight shining so brightly on him on a regular basis.
The one factor that may destroy what he has going for him is: himself.
Inside weeks of touching down in New York, the veteran quarterback had already determined he gained’t be attending the Jets’ offseason actions in full.
In a Tuesday look on The Pat McAfee Present, Rodgers stated he’ll be current for “greater than half” of the remaining exercises. Which is greater than he was at in Inexperienced Bay final offseason, however nonetheless not all that a lot.
Aaron Rodgers plans on skipping a handful of Jets’ OTAs
Trigger for concern? It’s widespread for veterans to skip voluntary offseason exercises, however provided that Rodgers is beginning on a brand new NFL group in 2023, one would assume he would keep in New York for as a lot as doable to construct chemistry and develop rapport along with his Jets teammates.
NBC Sports’ Mike Florio compares Rodgers’ unbothered nonchalance to Patrick Mahomes’ gung-ho perspective towards OTAs:
Final yr, Mahomes’s willingness to go nicely above and past the decision helped put together the group to maneuver ahead with out Tyreek Hill. Along with being current for the offseason exercises, Mahomes gathered pass-catchers in Dallas and shared his insights relating to their expertise and skills with the teaching employees.
Florio appears to counsel Rodgers isn’t establishing the Jets to succeed by taking himself out of offseason actions, and it’s onerous to argue with that logic.
If Rodgers actually cared about turning the Jets right into a Tremendous Bowl contender, he wouldn’t be jetting out west and wasting your minutes this offseason. He wouldn’t even be giving Pat McAfee the time of day with these unique interviews as a result of he would working with the Jets, day and night time, to get the group the place it wants and desires to be.
Rodgers’ selection to not take part within the Packers’ OTAs final offseason damage Inexperienced Bay. His option to half-heartedly dip his fingers within the Jets’ offseason exercises will probably damage the franchise, too.
His physique, his selection, we guess.