Quinnen Williams has hilarious realization about Aaron Rodgers and rookie teammate

Quinnen Williams couldn't believe it
Quinnen Williams
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It can be easy to forget just how long Aaron Rodgers has played in the NFL. Just ask NY Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, who came to a shocking realization on Wednesday when he was informed of Rodgers' remarkable longevity.

Williams spoke to reporters following the Jets' open-media OTA practice on Wednesday and was shocked to learn that his quarterback had been playing in the NFL for 20 years. Williams, who himself is only 26 years old, laughed it off before making an incredible realization.

The All-Pro defensive tackle noted that one of his newest teammates, rookie running back Braelon Allen is still only 20 years old. Allen, who doesn't turn 21 until January, has a chance to be the youngest player to appear in a game in Jets history this season.

Rodgers has essentially been playing in the NFL for as long as Allen has been alive. With Breece Hall sidelined on Wednesday, Allen got the opportunity to work alongside Rodgers and the Jets' first-team offense — a surreal moment for a player who is half the age of his new teammate.

"20 years? I ain’t know that. Aaron [has] 20 years in the NFL. Man, isn’t our running back, No. 0, [isn’t he] 20 years old? So he’s been in the NFL as long as he’s been alive. That’s crazy. I got to joke with him about that."

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The NY Jets hope Aaron Rodgers can turn back the clock in 2024

Now entering his 20th NFL season, Rodgers is hoping to bounce back after missing all of last year with a torn Achilles. It's been a few years since we've seen him perform at an elite level, but the Jets still believe they have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

The early reports coming out of OTAs have been promising. Rodgers has repeatedly impressed his coaches and teammates, with media reports suggesting the four-time MVP "hasn't lost a step."

Rodgers has looked the part so far this spring, proving that he can still play at a high level even at his advanced age.

At 40 years old, Rodgers is the oldest player currently under contract with an NFL team. Longtime Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was the only older player in the league last season.

Yes, that means the Jets have both the oldest and youngest players in the NFL currently on their roster. Rodgers and Allen make for quite the backfield pairing, and Williams still can't believe their preposterous age gap.