With the offseason now firmly underway, many NY Jets fans have been wondering the same thing since the start. Who will be the Jets starting quarterback come Week 1? Will it be Derek Carr or Aaron Rodgers? Well, that question seemingly became much easier to answer on Monday.
On Monday, Carr officially signed with the New Orleans Saints, leaving Aaron Rodgers as perhaps the only realistic and appealing option to play quarterback for the Jets next season. Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the sport, despite only having one Super Bowl ring.
People can have any opinion on him that they want, but at the end of the day, Rodgers has shown why he is going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The fact is that Rodgers, a legend in his own right, has good football left in him.
Rodgers can even serve as a mentor of sorts to Zach Wilson. Wilson was essentially thrown to the wolves in his first couple of seasons and he didn't do well at all.
With that said, is it fair to say he will never amount to anything in the league? Absolutely not. Learning under his hero, Aaron Rodgers, could prove to be very beneficial to the growth of Zach Wilson.
With Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh firmly behind Wilson still, it's fair to see why. Picking up Rodgers, even if just for a couple of seasons, could help Wilson continue to develop. Coming off his worst season in the NFL by far, Wilson could learn a lot from Rodgers and could develop into a fine, young quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers can still play some good football with the NY Jets
While Rodgers had his worst season to date in Green Bay, it's fair to say that it wasn't solely his fault. With Davante Adams now on the Las Vegas Raiders, Rodgers lost his best weapon, which hindered his performance a great deal.
However, coming to the Jets and pairing him up with the likes of Breece Hall, the Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson, and even a bounce-back season from Elijah Moore, we could see the Rodgers of old return.
To say it's Aaron Rodgers or bust now for the Jets is an understatement. Carr would have been a more long-term solution for the Jets, but with that now officially not happening, trading for Rodgers is a must.
This team is ready to win now, and Rodgers has essentially become the only realistic choice to put this team in a position to do just that.