Jets: Robert Saleh disputes Aaron Rodgers want listing regardless of apparent connections
Jets head coach Robert Saleh refused to confess that Aaron Rodgers had a want listing. Despite the fact that he clearly had one.
The New York Jets have been arduous at work assembling a brand new offense this offseason which incorporates veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers and… all of Rodgers’ buddies.
Ever since Rodgers was first rumored to hitch the Jets, stories surfaced about Rodgers wanting his buddies to hitch him in New York: Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Odell Beckham Jr., and Marcedes Lewis, as reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Roughly one month later, two of these wideouts are actually Jets. Coincidence? We expect not.
However Jets head coach Robert Saleh lately debunked the concept Rodgers offered New York with an alleged want listing, calling the entire thing a “foolish narrative.”
Robert Saleh calls the Aaron Rodgers want listing narrative a “foolish” one:
“It is quite common for brand spanking new faces to need outdated faces” pic.twitter.com/RzcZAznzIN
— Jets Movies (@snyjets) May 5, 2023
Saleh additionally famous that it was “widespread observe” for NFL groups to encompass new members with acquainted faces, and even stated he himself gave the Jets a want listing when he first arrived.
So why the disdain towards these lists?
Jets’ Robert Saleh downplays thought of Aaron Rodgers’ want listing
In Saleh’s protection, he has some good factors. Check out the Philadelphia Eagles, who’ve been busy constructing a defensive squad studded by former Georgia Bulldogs: Nakobe Dean, Jordan Davis, Kelee Ringo, Nolan Smith, and naturally, Jalen Carter.
Taking prospects from the identical school and taking gamers from the identical workforce isn’t all that totally different. New York clearly needs Rodgers to really feel comfy in his first season with the workforce, and sustaining workforce chemistry is as vital because the expertise itself. In spite of everything, this may very well be Rodgers’ solely season in New York. They need to get this proper.
Rodgers will get to throw passes to Lazard and Cobb, teammates who he has performed with for 5 years or extra, whereas additionally constructing chemistry with Garrett Wilson and different younger Jets receivers.
It’s a super state of affairs for the Packers legend, and it’s a super state of affairs for the Jets, too. The detrimental stigma that surrounds these “want lists” possible stems from the concept a workforce is making an attempt too arduous to please a single participant, bending over backward to acquiesce to his calls for.
One wants solely to have a look at Tom Brady’s time in New England to see that prime quarterbacks have all the time had a say of their groups’ offseason choices, and the state of affairs with Rodgers on the New York Jets is not any totally different.