Jets’ coach Robert Saleh stated on Monday that he has no issue with quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ controversial comments made during the season on “The Pat McAfee Show.” Saleh expressed that inside the team, nobody cares about the show and sees it as entertainment.
He downplayed the notion that Rodgers’ comments create distractions in the team’s facility, emphasizing that the focus should be on winning football games.
“You know what, I think — I’m not gonna speak for him, but I am, in this small, little segment, when we refer to ‘BS,’ we refer to everything inside the wall,” Saleh explained during an appearance on “The Michael Kay Show,” as shared by Sam Neumann of Awful Announcing. “I promise you; I don’t think anyone really cares about — inside these walls, his teammates — no one cares about the ‘McAfee Show.’ I think that’s more just noise for the outside world. But just the things in here, and the things that we need to do better as an organization, as players, as coaches — all of us in terms of stop sweating the small stuff, and let’s worry about winning football games.”
Despite potential distractions, Saleh confirmed that the Jets are fully supportive of Aaron Rodgers.
According to Ryan Chichester of Audacy, New York sports radio host Gregg Giannotti suggested last week that the Jets lack the courage to tell Aaron Rodgers that he can no longer appear on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
There is widespread belief that Jets head coach Robert Saleh, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and general manager Joe Douglas are retaining their positions through the winter, despite a disappointing 7-10 season, primarily due to the support they receive from Rodgers.