NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers taking ayahuasca again, Rodger Saffold requested release

  • Aaron Rodgers already has offseason plans
  • Rodger Saffold requested his release
  • Jets Pro Bowl snubs
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NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has managed to stay in the news throughout the 2023 season despite suffering a torn Achilles in his first game with the team. Part of the reason for this has been his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

Rodgers generated some headlines again this week following his appearance on the show for certain comments about Jimmy Kimmel, but we don't need to go into that right now. Swept away in the sea of controversy regarding his Kimmel comments was an interesting note about Rodgers' plans for the offseason.

The four-time MVP told McAfee that he plans to take the hallucinatory drug ayahuasca again this offseason. Rodgers has been open about his usage of the drug, insisting that he started taking it before the 2019 season.

Seeing as though Rodgers went on to win MVP in both 2020 and 2021, it's hard to argue with the results. Jets fans look forward to Rodgers' eventual return to the gridiron, and whatever he has to do this offseason to ensure he's at his best in 2024 is welcomed.

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Rodger Saffold requested his release

The Jets officially released veteran offensive lineman Rodger Saffold from their practice squad on Tuesday, ending one of the most nondescript and mysterious tenures of a Jets player in recent memory.

As it turns out, Saffold was the one who asked to be released. ESPN's Rich Cimini reported on Wednesday that Saffold requested his release from the Jets before signing on to the Cleveland Browns practice squad the following day.

The Jets originally signed Saffold with the intent of elevating him to the active roster and starting lineup in the near future, but for whatever reason, that never came to be.

Now, Saffold has an opportunity to play a key role as part of an injury-riddled Browns offensive line. As for what went wrong with his Jets tenure, that will likely forever remain a mystery.

Jets players react to Pro Bowl snubs

Two Jets players were officially named to the NFL's Pro Bowl rosters on Wednesday, cornerback Sauce Gardner and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. The honor is well-deserved for two of the best players in the league, but a number of Jets players rightfully believe they were snubbed.

The likes of Quincy Williams, Breece Hall, Michael Carter II, and Jermaine Johnson all responded to their lack of Pro Bowl recognition on social media last night.

Hall predicted that he will not only make the Pro Bowl next season but that he will also be named to an All-Pro team. Williams insisted that he wants to leave no doubt that he should be a Pro Bowler in 2024. Johnson suggested the same.

As for Carter, he just wants some representation for nickel cornerbacks in the NFL (there currently is none). All four players can make a case that they should have been Pro Bowlers this season, but Williams and Hall feel like especially egregious snubs.