This father’s day for the Rodgers family will be special. Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers and his son, Kacy II, will celebrate as members of the New York Jets this year.
Father’s Day is a day for families to celebrate the hard work that fathers put in every day to create a better life for all. Families will celebrate the day by taking dad out to eat, buying him a nice present, and just spending time with him to show that his efforts don’t go unnoticed.
For Kacy Rodgers and his son, Kacy Rodgers II, they will be spending it as members of the New York Jets. Kacy Rodgers is the New York Jets defensive coordinator and his son Kacy Rodgers II is a safety trying to make the 53-man roster this season. Rodgers II was signed as a free agent back in February. He previously had tryouts with the Jets, New England Patriots, and Buffalo Bills.
Rodgers II played for the University of Miami Hurricanes from 2010-2013. From 2008-2014, Rodgers was the defensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins. Although both Rodgers men were in the state of Florida, they rarely ever got to spend quality time with each other. Their football lives kept them separated from each other for a very long time.
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According to an article by Calvin Watkins of Newsday, Kacy Rodgers is excited and thankful to be able to spend some quality time with his dad this Father’s Day. They will be spending the day golfing together. Here is what Rodgers had to say according to Watkins:
For that fact alone, it’s special. Not only that, it’s Father’s Day. I’m the only child, but we haven’t really been around each other this often since sophomore year in high school. This is probably the first time I’ve seen my dad more than once or twice a year in 10 years, a long time. To have this moment with the circumstances that are surrounding it is something I can’t describe.”
Rodgers also noted in the article by Watkins that although he gets to coach his son, he expects the same effort out of him that he expects out of any other player. Number 39 on the field and Kacy II off the field.
Rodgers II has a long climb ahead of him to make the Jets 53-man roster but it should be fun to watch him and his father interact on a daily basis during training camp. Maybe the father-son duo could also help make the Jets an elite defense again as well.