Jets’ CJ Uzomah Expresses High Expectations for 2023 Season: ‘Go to the Playoffs and Win a Super Bowl’

The expectations are high New York Jets locker room, and for veteran tight end CJ Uzomah, winning a Super Bowl is a must.

During an appearance on ESPN's Get Up on Monday, Uzomah spoke bluntly about the team's ultimate goal for the 2023 season and the impact of being a four-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers has already played on offense.

Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown

Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets reacts after throwing a first quarter touchdown pass at Garrett Wilson #17 in a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

“Personally, our expectation is to get into the playoffs and win a Super Bowl,” he said.


“If that's not the mindset of everyone in our dressing room, then they're in the wrong place. But I know those are their expectations.”

Uzomah, who spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals Before signing a three-year contract with the Jets in 2022, he said the expectation of winning a Super Bowl also comes with motivation that the team's long-struggling offense could finally match dynamic defense.

“I know a lot of people and a lot of coaches who say, ‘We don't want to say Super Bowl. We don't want to say that. Sometimes we don't want to say that.' We're like, “Man, how good can our offense be?” We can be one of the best offenses. That is our goal.”

CJ Uzomah during a pre-season game

New York Jets' CJ Uzomah #87 smiles during warm up during the first half of a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium on August 19, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Sarah Bull/Getty Images)


He continued, “We know we have one of the best defenses.” the NFL And we want to show that we also have one of the best offenses in the NFL.”

Rodgers made his debut for the Jets in Saturday night's pre-season win over the New York Giantswhere he feuded with 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson via a 14-yard touchdown pass.

It was his first preseason appearance since 2018.

“I came in, didn't hurt myself and hit myself,” Rodgers said after the 32-24 win. “It was a good night.”

Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) reacts for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants, Saturday, August 26, 2023, in East Rutherford, NJ (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)


Rodgers, entering his 19th NFL season, admitted he had “butterflies” before taking the field in a new jersey, but the excitement of the MetLife Stadium crowd helped ease the nervousness.

“I was quite happy when I got the applause when I entered the field. That was a special moment.”

The Jets' new offense under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett hopes to change history when they open the season at home against the Jets Buffalo Bills On September 11.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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