By all accounts, the likes of team owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and others took Rodgers out to dinner in Los Angeles. It was a noble attempt at pitching Rodgers on New York.
Those aren't the only members of the organization on the recruiting trail, however. The Jets' players have gotten involved in a big way on social media with guys like Quinnen Williams, Tyler Conklin, Mekhi Becton, Will Parks, Justin Hardee, and more all shooting their shot with the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
But three Jets players took their recruitment to the next level on Thursday. Sauce Gardner, Breece Hall, and Garrett Wilson all joined forces to help Gardner burn the cheesehead he acquired in Green Bay last year while making their own individual pitches.
NY Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner burned his cheesehead to recruit Aaron Rodgers
This comes a few days after Gardner tweeted that he would burn the cheesehead if the Jets traded for Rodgers. Instead of waiting, Gardner recruited his fellow 2022 rookies, Hall and Wilson, to make one final pitch.
In the video posted to Gardner's YouTube channel on Thursday night, the three Jets players take turns fantasizing about what it would be like if Rodgers was on the Jets.
Wilson talks about catching passes from Rodgers. Hall discusses taking hand-offs and hauling in swing passes. Gardner insisted he would "get the ball back" for them and allow Hall, Wilson, and Rodgers to "cook."
This all culminated in one final pitch from Gardner. The All-Pro cornerback looked into the camera and pleaded with Rodgers to "come here so we can win a Super Bowl.” He even offered an invitation to a future pool party as a bonus.
Gardner even poked a little fun at Rodgers saying "you've been playing a little too much," before cutting himself off. Evidently, Jets fans aren't the only ones growing impatient with Rodgers' lengthy decision-making process.
This has become a full-on coordinated effort by the Jets organization to pitch Rodgers on coming to Florham Park. And in reality, who better to recruit Rodgers than three of the best young players in the NFL?
It's rare to see this sort of recruiting effort from a team for one player, but the Jets are desperate. The organization is determined to compete, and the players are starved for competent quarterback play.
If Aaron Rodgers rejects the Jets, it won't be due to a lack of trying on their part.