NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers hates Hard Knocks, Elijah Moore shining

  • Aaron Rodgers is not a fan of "Hard Knocks"
  • Elijah Moore shining in Cleveland
  • Allen Lazard is underrated?
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NY Jets, Aaron Rodgers / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

Count Aaron Rodgers among those not happy about the NY Jets being forced to appear on "Hard Knocks" this summer. Not that anyone should be surprised, of course.

Speaking to KPIX-TV, Rodgers remarked that he understood why the NFL wanted the Jets to be this summer's "Hard Knocks" team, insisting that expectations are high for Gang Green. But he also said that the league has "forced it down [their] throats."

"I understand the appeal with us. Obviously, there’s a lot of eyes on me. A lot of eyes on our team. A lot of expectations on our squad. So, they forced it down our throats, and we’ve got to deal with it."

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers did admit that he is looking forward to one thing about that show. The four-time MVP is apparently a big fan of actor Liev Schreiber, who does the voiceover for the documentary series. Rodgers hopes to meet Schreiber this summer.

The Jets clearly aren't pleased that the NFL is forcing them to do "Hard Knocks," but as Rodgers said, they're just going to have to deal with it.

Other NY Jets news

Elijah Moore shined at Browns OTAs

The Jets reshaped their wide receiver room this offseason, perhaps most notably sending former second-round pick Elijah Moore to the Cleveland Browns in a swap of Day 2 draft picks.

Moore is looking to reach his potential in Cleveland following a rollercoaster of a 2022 season with the Jets. So far, so good for the former Ole Miss standout.

Pro Football Network's Adam Caplan reported this week that Moore "was one of the stars of the [Browns'] OTA practices this spring. Moore has wasted little time making his presence felt in Cleveland.

Moore desperately needed a change of scenery after his stint with the Jets ended on a sour note. The Browns are hoping they see the player the Jets once believed would be a long-term cornerstone of their offense.

Allen Lazard is underrated?

The folks over at Good Morning Football put together a list of eight offensive and eight defensive players to create what they called the NFL's "All-Underrated Team." One Jets player managed to make the list.

Most would probably assume that the likes of D.J. Reed, John Franklin-Myers, or Michael Carter II would have received the honor. Instead, the GMFB crew highlighted Jets wide receiver Allen Lazard.

The Jets signed Lazard to a four-year, $44 million contract this offseason with the hope that he can take over as the team's new WR2. Lazard has had his moments, although I'm not sure most would agree with the assertion that he's "underrated."

Players like Reed, Franklin-Myers, and Carter would have likely been better shouts for the list. But I guess that's why they're underrated in the first place.