Aaron Rodgers has only been a member of the New York Jets for a little over a week, but he’s already swept his new head coach off his feet.
“I’ve never been around a quarterback quite like him, personally,” Robert Saleh said Friday, according to Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic. “He’s practically another coach out there.”
Following lengthy negotiations with the Green Bay Packers, the Jets officially acquired Rodgers last week. The four-time league MVP has integrated well with his new team as he’s already taken the field in voluntary workouts, which has caught Saleh’s attention.
“You see a fire in his eyes,” Saleh told reporters, including ESPN’s Rich Cimini. “He’s coming to win.”
New York will be banking on Rodgers returning the franchise to its winning ways. Despite a 6-3 start last season, the Jets missed the playoffs for the 12th straight year.
Many familiar acquaintances surround Rodgers in New York. His former offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, will call plays, while ex-Packers receivers Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb signed as free agents.
The Jets suffered with quarterback stability in 2022 as Zach Wilson, Joe Flacco, Mike White, and Chris Streveler all logged snaps under center.
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