Move over Adam Schefter. Step aside Ian Rapoport. There's a new NFL insider in town, and his name is Sauce Gardner.
The NY Jets' cornerback joined the Good Morning Football crew this morning to discuss all things Jets, and he was, of course, asked about the team's ongoing quarterback pursuit. More specifically, he was asked about Aaron Rodgers.
Gardner told Schrager, "I can’t speak on it too much, but I know a little something about something." The likely Defensive Rookie of the Year had a sly smile on his face, seemingly aware of some inside information regarding a potential Rodgers trade.
Was Gardner simply trolling or does he actually know something that we don't? That's up to the viewer to decide.
Does Sauce Gardner know about a potential NY Jets/Aaron Rodgers trade?
Gardner has already been doing his part to recruit quarterbacks to come to the Jets. The Pro Bowl cornerback sent out a pair of tweets on Friday directed at both Rodgers and Derek Carr, seemingly recruiting them to join him in New York.
Gardner quickly deleted the tweets, likely to avoid any misconceptions about him taking a shot at his team's current quarterbacks, but the message was clear. Sauce wants a quarterback.
Schrager asked Gardner about his since-deleted tweets, and the rookie standout replied that he "woke up trolling that day." Is Gardner trolling now when he says he knows something about a Rodgers trade? Again, it's impossible to say.
What we do know is that the Jets remain very interested in an Aaron Rodgers trade, with SNY's Connor Hughes going as far as to say that the organization is "infatuated" with Rodgers.
The Jets' interest in Rodgers was supposedly the worst-kept secret at the Senior Bowl this year, and he's quickly emerged as the team's obvious top choice. So maybe, just maybe, Gardner is on to something here.
The Jets' quarterback chase continues to heat up, and even the players are getting involved now. This is what the NFL offseason's all about — for better or worse.