The Jets continue to slander Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Green Bay Packers.
This offseason, the Green Bay Packers made the decision to part ways with Aaron Rodgers, following his worst season as the team’s starting quarterback.
Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, had a 91.1 passer rating, his lowest as a starter, completing only 64.6 percent of his passes and having one of the worst interception rates (2.2 percent) of his career.
Many attributed his struggles to a broken thumb he suffered in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
However, the New York Jets have a different belief about Rodgers. On Kevin Clark’s Slow News Day podcast, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated mentioned that the Jets think Rodgers will perform better for them in 2023 than he did for the Packers last year.
The Jets believe Rodgers will be better for them in 2023 than last year for Green Bay because of his commitment to football and the team.
Adds GB believes if AR had been a part of the spring, the season would have gone differently
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) June 30, 2023
They believe this is due to his commitment to football and the team. In his final season with the Packers, Rodgers skipped OTAs and did not attend mandatory minicamp.
This decision proved costly as the coaching staff struggled to integrate young wide receivers in his absence. Rodgers only joined the team in July, missing crucial time to build chemistry with rookie receivers Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson.
The Packers also believe that had Rodgers participated in spring practices, the previous season could have turned out differently. Fortunately for the Jets, Rodgers has been fully committed to their offseason workouts, both voluntary and mandatory.
He has been working to build rapport with receivers Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, and Mecole Hardman Jr.
Additionally, Rodgers has fully recovered from his thumb injury. Joining the Jets also means Rodgers will have a better receiving group compared to his time in Green Bay, and his reunion with offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett is another advantage.
However, one new challenge he will face is playing behind an offensive line that is not as strong as the one that protected him in Green Bay.