New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh isn’t worried that a trade for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t happened yet.
“I’m a positive thinker. I’m sure eventually they’ll figure something out,” Saleh said Monday when asked if he has any doubt a Rodgers trade will happen, according to SNY TV.
Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” that he wants to play for the Jets next season. The two sides have engaged in trade talks but haven’t reached an agreement on compensation.
“It takes two to tango,” Saleh said, per SNY TV. He added: “It’s a process, we respect the process, and whenever it gets done, it’ll get done.”
Quarterback play was an issue for the Jets last season, with Zach Wilson, Mike White, and Joe Flacco all getting at least four starts each. Wilson started nine games but struggled to move the ball consistently. Of 34 quarterbacks who threw at least 200 passes in 2022, he ranked last in QBR.
Despite Wilson’s struggles, Saleh confirmed the former second overall pick will be the Jets’ backup quarterback next season.
“He’s our No. 2,” Saleh said, according to SNY TV.
He added: “I really still think Zach has a future in this league to be a really good quarterback, I really do. He has the work ethic, he has the mindset, and he’s coming in here to attack it. But we’re counting on him to be a fixture here for a while.”
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