Aaron Rodgers has some advice for Zack Wilson after the quarterback slumped in his sophomore season and was benched en route to the Jets, missing the playoffs.
“I met him before he was drafted and then they came and trained against us in pre-season, some of that practice between teams. [in August 2021]. Rodgers said… I think he’s very talented. “I think a little bit of humility is good for all of us at different times in our careers. I think the first year, they didn’t have any players. They came to play with us and I was like, defense can play, offense needs some players.
“For him, he’s going to tend to be humble and constantly work on the basics. … I hope whoever decides to go with him in the coordinator position will come along and work with him and break down a lot of the basics for him and get him to play on time, because I think he’s talented enough to have a long career in league.”
Rodgers’ comments came after ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler I mentioned Sunday that the Jets were expected to “scouring the Earth” looking for a potential new quarterback in addition to Wilson.
This marks the third consecutive season in which Rodgers’ playing future is unclear.
Rodgers, 39, played coy about his future with the Packers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated that foreign trade is “A very real scenario“For both sides.
On the show, Rodgers said, “It’s all guess work until I decide what I want to do moving forward for myself,” adding that he takes time to decompress while he contemplates his future.
“Any time you make a decision, you have to try to get the emotion out of it, and there’s an emotion towards the end of the season, the end of innings with certain teams and certain teammates that may come along, and obviously the season ends.”
The midfielder added that he had never been in a position in his career where he considered “being in another uniform”.
Rodgers said he was “open to all honest and straightforward conversations” with the Packers about his future.
“That’s number one – if I want to play. Number two, it has to be reciprocal,” Rodgers said. “What does the team look like with me? What is the suggested direction for the players they want to sign, where do I fit in, and the prospects going forward? You want to be part of a team that is going to win a championship. … I don’t need all my buddies to be there. … It’s kind of a team feeling.”
Rodgers said he took some time off to decompress from his 18th season.
“I’ve been doing a lot of nothing,” Rodgers said. “I’ve been enjoying seeing some friends, just relaxing. … I needed some time to decompress and relax a bit. I’m going to be playing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I need a little bit of competition in my life, so I’m excited about that.”
Rogers has $110 million left on the contract extension he signed with Green Bay last spring.
MVP Governor threw twice for 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, as the Packers finished the season with an 8-9 record.