Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets will have their fair share of doubters entering the 2024 season. Given the Jets' disappointing 2023 campaign and the fact that Rodgers will be returning from a torn Achilles, it's fair to have some hesitation about the future of the organization.
Count Colin Cowherd among the non-believers of Rodgers and the Jets. The Fox Sports radio host said on Wednesday that Rodgers will never "be relevant again" before going on a rant about the four-time MVP's football IQ.
Cowherd claimed that Rodgers' "football IQ isn’t very high." Why? Because he chose to join the Jets last offseason. Yes, really.
Even Rodgers' staunchest critics and haters have never dared to question the football IQ of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Rodgers has the best TD/INT ratio in league history and is arguably the most talented QB to ever play the sport.
Cowherd's puzzling and misguided rant can be seen in its entirety below.
Cowherd insinuated that Matthew Stafford and Russell Wilson had higher football IQs than Rodgers because they chose to join better organizations. Of course, this is the same Russell Wilson who is being run out of town by his head coach. But I guess that's not an important factor for Cowherd.
Why Colin Cowherd's take about Aaron Rodgers is great news for the NY Jets
The good news for the Jets is that this is Colin Cowherd saying this. The longtime sports "analyst" has made a career out of being wrong, so much so that it's become a running gag whenever he makes a take about this.
It's the opposite of a kiss of death. When Cowherd makes a controversial take like this, the opposite happens almost every time.
Cowherd once said that Kevin Durant would never sign with the Warriors and that, if he did, they wouldn't win anything with him. He once proclaimed that Dak Prescott would be a backup tight end in the NFL. He said Carson Wentz was better than Aaron Rodgers and that Ben Simmons was a top-five player in the NBA.
Shall we go on? Cowherd said Joe Burrow was a bad QB prospect. He compared Vince Young to Tim Tebow. He insisted C.J. Stroud was "not talented enough" to succeed in the NFL. There are articles online dedicated to documenting Cowherd's many incorrect predictions.
So, when Cowherd says that Aaron Rodgers will never be relevant in the NFL again, Jets fans should be ecstatic. The jinx is on!