NY Jets training camp ended exactly how you'd expect it to end

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NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
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NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has wasted little time establishing a favorite target with his new team. Rodgers' chemistry with second-year wide receiver Garrett Wilson has been one of the most encouraging developments of the summer for Gang Green.

Jets training camp officially came to an end on Thursday as the team prepares its final preseason game against the New York Giants on Saturday — and Thursday's practice ended in rather predictable fashion.

Rodgers found Wilson in the end zone during 11-on-11 red-zone drills to end the practice and put a cap on a successful training camp for the Jets. It was a sight the Jets had seen on a number of occasions this summer.

In fact, The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt tracked every Rodgers throw in 11-on-11 team drills during training camp. Wilson was targeted 35 times and caught 22 passes — that's seven more targets than any other player on the roster.

Remember, Wilson missed two weeks with an ankle injury. Despite this, he was far and away Rodgers' most targeted receiver of the summer. That's why the end of Thursday's practice probably shouldn't have come as much of a surprise.

The NY Jets are thrilled with the chemistry between Aaron Rodgers and Garrett Wilson

Rodgers' newfound chemistry with Wilson is notable, but it isn't exactly unexpected. After all, this is the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year we're talking about.

Wilson finished his rookie season with 83 catches for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns despite being saddled with the worst quarterback play in the NFL. It was only a matter of time before Rodgers would catch on to Wilson's obvious talent.

Rodgers has gone out of his way to praise Wilson on a number of occasions this summer. He's compared him to All-Pro wide receiver and former Rodgers teammate Davante Adams multiple times as well.

Rodgers even posted an Instagram story last week, shouting out Wilson and likening him to Adams with a caption that read: "Always love my 17s," referring to the number that both Wilson and Adams wear.

If the Jets are going to find success on offense this season, it's going to be on the back of these two players. The Rodgers-to-Wilson connection has the potential to be one of the most impressive QB/WR duos in the NFL.

This summer proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt. It was only fitting that the Jets' 2023 training camp ended with an Aaron Rodgers to Garrett Wilson touchdown.

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