NY Jets: Joe Douglas to go 'all out' for Aaron Rodgers, Garrett Wilson snubbed

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The NY Jets continue to be the team most connected to Aaron Rodgers trade rumors, and if we're going to believe recent reports, the Jets are willing to do whatever it takes to bring Rodgers to Florham Park.

Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline reported on Thursday that general manager Joe Douglas is "admitting to people in the league the franchise will go all out in the attempt to bring Rodgers to Gang Green."

Now, it should be noted that Pauline has a notoriously spotty track record when it comes to reporting Jets news. Knowing Douglas' football and management philosophies, it seems highly unlikely that he would show his hand like this.

Is it a red herring? Is there truth to this? That much remains unclear. What we do know, however, is that no team has been connected to Rodgers more than the Jets over the last few weeks.

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Garrett Wilson doesn't win NFL on FOX Rookie of the Year

The NFL on FOX revealed their picks for the 2022 Rookie of the Year award winners on Thursday, and while Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner took home Defensive Rookie of the Year, his teammate, Garrett Wilson, was snubbed.

Instead, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year, despite the former Iowa State standout starting just five regular-season games.

It should be noted that this is not the official Rookie of the Year voting. In fact, the entire process was done via a fan vote. The official Associated Press Rookie of the Year awards will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb. 9.

Gardner is essentially a lock for Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Wilson faces steep competition in Purdy and Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker. Here's to hoping the real awards race ends with a different result for Wilson and the Jets.

D.J. Reed believes he can be a wide receiver

The old football adage is that a cornerback never lacks confidence. It's a position that not onky requires conviction and arrogance, but it also requires conviction and arrogance.

That seems to be the case with Jets cornerback D.J. Reed who made quite a bold statement on Twitter this past Thursday. Reed insisted that, if he played wide receiver in the NFL, he would put up 1,500 yards.

Reed did play a little wide receiver in high school and was a highly successful kick returner at Kansas State, but his comment wasn't exactly received as a serious one by his colleagues.

The likes of Garrett Wilson and former teammate Richard Sherman were quick to push back on the notion, although credit to Reed, he stood his ground.

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It's that very confidence that helped make him one of the best cornerbacks in football this past season. You can never have too much self-belief as a cornerback.