NY Jets news: Woody Johnson wants Aaron Rodgers, Jets steal the show at NFL Honors

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The NY Jets stole the show at the NFL Honors event on Thursday night, but it was a comment from team owner Woody Johnson that may have garnered the most headlines.

Johnson was asked about the Jets' possible interest in Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Johnson made it about as clear as possible (without illegally tampering) that Rodgers was his top target.

"You want the best QB that you can get to lead the Jets...I can’t really talk about him, because he’s a member of another club, but everybody recognizes talent when they see it."

Woody Johnson

Johnson specifically says that the "best QB" for the Jets is "a member of another club," certainly not a ringing endorsement of the quarterbacks on the roster. And the fact that this was in response to a question about Rodgers says all you need to know.

The Jets are going to make a serious run at Aaron Rodgers. He's their top guy — Woody Johnson basically just confirmed what everyone already knew.

Other NY Jets news

Jets sweep Rookie of the Year

The Jets went into Thursday night's NFL Honors event with two Rookie of the Year hopefuls and left the event as the third team in NFL history to sweep Rookie of the Year.

Sauce Gardner claimed Defensive Rookie of the Year over Aidan Hutchinson and Tariq Woolen by receiving 46 out of 50 first-place votes. Meanwhile, Garrett Wilson edged out Kenneth Walker and Brock Purdy in a tightly-contested race for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Gardner becomes the fifth Jets defensive player to win Rookie of the Year while Wilson is actually the first Jets player to ever win Offensive Rookie of the Year. It's only fair to wonder what might have been if Breece Hall had stayed healthy as well.

The Jets' 2022 draft class will likely go down as one of the best in franchise history. In terms of Year 1 impact, it likely already stands alone at the top.

Darrelle Revis and Joe Klecko named to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson provided reasons to celebrate the future. Darrelle Revis and Joe Klecko provided similar reasons for Jets fans to honor the past.

Revis became the 11th cornerback to be named a first-ballot Hall of Famer in league history while Klecko ended his 35-year wait as he was finally named as an inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

As one of the most dominant cornerbacks of all time, Revis was a no-brainer first-ballot Hall of Famer. You could very easily make the argument that his peak was greater than any Jets player in franchise history.

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As for Klecko, the former Defensive Player of the Year was long one of the NFL's most egregious Hall of Fame snubs. That wrong was finally righted on Thursday night.

It was a historic night for the New York Jets organization.