4 NY Jets players that benefit the most from the Aaron Rodgers trade
By Justin Fried
1. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
What Garrett Wilson did in his rookie season, despite receiving some of the worst quarterback play in modern NFL history, cannot and should not be understated.
The 10th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft finished his rookie season with 83 catches for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns en route to being named Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Wilson broke virtually every Jets rookie record and became the team's first 1,000-yard receiver since the 2015 season. His 83 catches ranked top 10 among any Jets player in a single season in franchise history.
He did all of that as a rookie with the worst quarterback play in the NFL. It's time to start talking about Wilson — last year's Rookie of the Year — as a breakout candidate in 2023.
Just imagine what the 22-year-old could do with Rodgers at QB. Just imagine his potential impact in an offense loaded with playmakers and with a legitimate NFL quarterback throwing him passes.
If 1,100 yards was Wilson's floor with Zach Wilson/Mike White/Joe Flacco, what's his ceiling with Aaron Rodgers? We're talking about an Offensive Player of the Year-like ceiling here.
Garrett Wilson has the opportunity to establish himself as one of the premier players at any position in the NFL next season. No player on the Jets' roster will benefit more from the Aaron Rodgers trade.