Aaron Rodgers is doing some motivating.
In 2021, Zach Wilson was drafted by the New York Jets as their franchise quarterback, but after two seasons, it became evident that he was not the right fit for the team.
With more interceptions than touchdowns and a lack of respect from his teammates, the Jets openly campaigned to trade for Aaron Rodgers.
In a recent conversation with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, NFL insider Peter Schrager learned that during a barbeque with Jets coaches and Rodgers, a movie-watching homework list was created for Wilson and Tim Boyle.
“We [a bunch of Jets coaches and Aaron Rodgers] had a little barbeque and we had this long conversation going through this whole process of movies,” Hackett explained on “The Season with Peter Schrager.”
“We’ve got Zach Wilson [and] Tim Boyle and they’re like what movies are those? You should have seen the list that we built for their summer… you know how there used to be a summer reading program? We created a summer movie list. So we ended up setting it up by genre. I mean there were so many things that they hadn’t seen.
The movies that like blew my mind, I mean it was funny because my son was there [15 years old] and he had never seen “The Terminator.” They looked at me and they’re like Arnold Schwarzenegger? What has he been in? Because they look at him and he was the governor of California. You forget these guys are so young. Oh my gosh, we need a major education.”
#Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett & Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) issued some movie watching homework for Zach Wilson (@ZachWilson) over the summer & beyond ? ? The Season w/ @PSchrags, @NFL #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/FqiZqaNEEO
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) June 22, 2023
The coaches were surprised at the number of films the young quarterbacks hadn’t seen, including “The Terminator”.
Wilson’s career has not taken off, and his future with the Jets seems uncertain as the team looks to Rodgers to lead them to success.