Aaron Rodgers responded to a report by Dianna Russini on The Athletic, which claimed that Jets quarterback Zach Wilson was “reluctant” to start due to fear of injury.
Rodgers addressed the issue during his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, criticizing Russini for potentially damaging Wilson’s character. Rodgers expressed frustration with the use of sources to suggest that Wilson was quitting on the team and giving the middle finger to the organization.
“When you use sources – intentional or unintentional – to try to assassinate someone’s character like that report does for Zach? I have a real hard time with that,” Rodgers said. “You’re basically saying that this kid is quitting on the team and doesn’t want to play and is giving the middle finger to the organization.”
Meanwhile, the Jets cut Tim Boyle and signed Brett Rypien from the Seahawks practice squad, and Robert Saleh declined to name a starting quarterback for the upcoming game against the Houston Texans.