Analyzing 5 potential starting quarterbacks for the NY Jets in 2023
2. Aaron Rodgers
Are we STILL talking about Aaron Rodgers?! Man oh man, what an absolute pain in the neck this guy is. I'll say this, though — I think Rodgers had a tougher year than many would give him credit for.
Adjusting to life without Davante Adams hit him pretty hard. I saw way too many dropped passes from his young receivers, his defense was a major disappointment, and Matt LaFleur really got exposed in his play-calling without Adams to lean on.
To make matters worse, Rodgers dealt with both a fractured thumb and broken ribs. Rodgers did not play great, but I don't think he had much to work with this time around.
I do, however, believe if he were to stay in Green Bay, his receivers would improve immensely, and the Packers would be right back to the top of the division with another year under their belts.
2022, in my opinion, was a reboot year for the Packers, so it confuses me when I hear Rodgers wants out of Green Bay and/or when I hear the Packers are ready to move on after gifting him $60 million a year.
I don't think Rodgers is done, physically, in this league. If the Jets were to grab him, I believe he puts them in a great position to win the division and possibly contend for a Super Bowl, despite his well-known playoff woes.