While Aaron Rodgers wants to remain focused on his first season with the New York Jets, the 39-year-old four-time MVP appears to be looking to the future.
During a recent interview with CBS New York, Rodgers revealed his succession plan as quarterback for the Jets, which doesn't see a final 2023 season for him.
“I want to play here for a good few years and then hand it right back to Zach.” [Wilson]and let him play for the next 15,” Rodgers said. “It would be a really special 18-20 year streak of great quarterback games.”
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Rodgers has already spoken about playing in the Jets jersey for two seasons, but fans will love it when he reiterates that he doesn't want to be a flashbulb in New York.
And while it's a bit of a stretch to think the Jets will see Wilson, their No. 2 overall from two years ago, who has played in a green and white jersey for more than 18 seasons, it shows just how much confidence Rodgers has fuse in his expectations.
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Wilson didn't choose the Jets. If he had, the Jets would not have aggressively attempted to acquire Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers this offseason.
The BYU product went backwards in its sophomore season in 2022 and was benched multiple times by head coach Robert Saleh, resulting in a quarterback rollercoaster ride.
With Rodgers as his mentor, Wilson already seems to be learning some of the nuances of his new teammates while continuing to learn the intellectual part of the game.
“I really appreciate him and how willing he is to help me because he doesn't have to be so vocal,” Wilson said of Rodgers, according to the New York Post. Rodgers has also complimented Wilson in the past.
Jets fans would love if there was a seamless transition at quarterback when Rodgers eventually resigns.
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Right now, however, the Jets couldn't be happier with the situation they find themselves in, having on board Rodgers and other free-agent signings that have raised the team's expectations for a Super Bowl contender have.