NY Jets news: Former Jets WR doesn't want Aaron Rodgers, Nathaniel Hackett praise
The NY Jets have seemingly made it very clear that Aaron Rodgers is their top quarterback target this offseason. The organization is excited about the potential to add a future Hall of Fame quarterback while numerous players have done their part to recruit Rodgers to New York.
However, not everyone affiliated with the Jets wants Rodgers. Former Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently said that he prefers Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo to the 10-time Pro Bowl QB, per Brian Costello of the New York Post.
Marshall insisted that Rodgers was a short-term fix while the Jets could be "set up for the next five to seven years" with Carr or Garoppolo. That's certainly an optimistic outlook on Carr and Garoppolo's futures, whether with the Jets or elsewhere.
There's some merit to what Rodgers is saying, but no matter what direction the Jets go in this offseason, they likely won't be finding their long-term quarterback solution. Rodgers isn't the only short-term fix out there.
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Nathaniel Hackett praised by his former QB
New Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has a spotty track record in the NFL, but one thing that cannot be denied is the connection he has with his players. Everyone who has ever been coached by Hackett loves the man.
Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne was recently asked about the time he spent working with Hackett in Jacksonville, and the veteran QB had some kind words to share.
"Nathaniel and I are very close. I think he’s an unbelievable coach. He’s very similar to Coach [Andy] Reid in that he sees the game like the quarterback. He communicates to the quarterback."- Chad Henne
Henne referred to Hackett as "an unbelievable coach," even comparing him to his current coach, Andy Reid. He later insisted that he believes Hackett will "lead the Jets to better places."
From Rodgers to Henne, it's clear that players love Hackett. Here's to hoping that admiration turns into on-field success.
Josh McCown hired by the Panthers
Former Jets quarterback Josh McCown has emerged as a hot commodity in the coaching world in recent years, and after a few years of coaching high school ball, the longtime NFL QB is finally making the leap to the pros.
The Carolina Panthers hired McCown to be their new quarterbacks coach on Friday. This comes one year after McCown was interviewed for the second consecutive offseaon by the Houston Texans for their vacant head coach job.
McCown is seen as a rising name in the coaching ranks, and his hiring is a significant get for Frank Reich and the Panthers. There's even a chance he could reunite with former teammate Sam Darnold if the Panthers bring him back in 2023.
It feels inevitable that McCown eventually receives his first head coach opportunity, and that'll probably come sooner rather than later.