Aaron Rodgers is already bonding with new rookie WR and possible roommate

Rodgers might have a new favorite target
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NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is wasting little time trying to get himself acquainted with his new teammates this spring. Count rookie wide receiver Malachi Corley among those who are already growing close to the four-time MVP.

Corley spoke to reporters on Friday and revealed that he's been texting Rodgers quite a bit since being drafted by the Jets, asking him questions about everything from football to life to mental health.

The two individuals have already formed a close relationship, to the point where Rodgers invited Corley to live in his guest house. Corley told reporters that he plans to take Rodgers up on the offer.

Corley previously told SNY on the night he was drafted that he and Rodgers had already spoken about the rookie wide receiver moving into the guest house for training camp. That still seems to be the plan.

Aaron Rodgers and Malachi Corley are already forming a bond

The Jets traded up to the 65th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to select the former Western Kentucky star. Corley was the team's top target entering Day 2 of the draft, so much so that Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh exchanged text messages that morning about their desire to land Corley "no matter what."

The Jets did just that a little over a week ago, adding Corley to a revamped wide receiver room that also features the likes of Garrett Wilson and Mike Williams. The rookie wideout has a real opportunity to earn a large role in his first NFL season.

Corley shined as a YAC machine at Western Kentucky, racking up over 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He has over 400 more yards after the catch than any player in the FBS since 2021.

The Jets expect Corley to immediately compete for reps as the team's starting slot receiver alongside Wilson and Williams. It certainly helps that he's building a rapport with Rodgers in his first week with the Jets.

Rodgers is known to have his so-called "favorites" in the receiver room, and if Corley is able to establish himself as one of his quarterbacks' go-to guys, he should have no trouble seeing the field and receiving targets.

It also doesn't hurt to pick the brain of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Corley is clearly committed to putting in the time and effort to learn as much as he can before he even plays in a regular season game.

The Jets have high hopes for Malachi Corley, and his budding friendship with Aaron Rodgers only furthers the team's excitement.