NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers loves the Jets, Mekhi Becton's uncertain future

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NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is living the dream in New York. Don't take it from us, however, take it from the man himself.

Rodgers made an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, where he was asked about his brief time with the Jets so far. The four-time MVP told McAfee that "it's been a dream" and that he's "pinching [himself] every day."

Rodgers spoke highly of his new teammates and compared his first few days with the Jets to the first day of school. He sounded giddy with excitement, and a smile never left his face while answering the question.

It's impossible not to sense the excitement and energy radiating from Rodgers every time he speaks about the Jets. From his frequent visits to Madison Square Garden to his enthusiastic interviews, Rodgers is clearly loving it in New York.

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Aaron Rodgers compares Garrett Wilson to Davante Adams

In that same interview, Rodgers was asked about some of his new teammates. In particular, Rodgers brought up Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

Rodgers was extremely complimentary of the second-year wide receiver, even comparing him to another No. 17 he spent years playing with in Green Bay. Of course, the player Rodgers was referring to was Davante Adams.

Rodgers claimed that Wilson's "explosiveness in and out of breaks is pretty similar" to Adams, expressing awe at some of Wilson's moves from earlier in practice.

As far as compliments go, it doesn't get much better than that. The Aaron Rodgers/Garrett Wilson chemistry already seems to be present.

Mekhi Becton faces an uncertain future

The Jets officially decided to decline Mekhi Becton's fifth-year option on Tuesday, meaning that Becton is now entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2023. He will be a free agent next offseason.

Becton's talent has never been in question, but his inability to stay healthy is what led to this decision. The former first-round pick has appeared in just one game since his rookie season as a result of two separate knee injuries.

It's still quite possible that Becton does enough this season to earn himself a new contract in the near future. It has happened plenty of times in the past, most recently with New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

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Becton's future beyond 2023 remains a major question mark, but for now, he'll focus on earning a starting job this season and proving why he deserves an extension.