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The New York Jets roster situations are still looking complex. They have recently reached across town to deal with New York Giants’ second QB Tyrod Taylor late Monday night, to backup Aaron Rodgers. However, they are still in search of real protectors to block the 40-year-old QB.

As the Jets move towards the next season, NFL analyst Rich Eisen suggests the franchise work on their existing issues. Eisen has a major ask from the Jets as he believes that A-Rod needs to be “bubble wrapped.”

Does Aaron Rodgers need protection from tackles?


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Besides the artificial turf issue, another reason why Aaron Rodgers faced a season-ending Achilles injury, was the absence of sufficient players to protect the quarterback at MetLife Stadium on September 11. In a recent episode of The Rich Eisen Show, the 54-year-old host suggested that the team should prioritize protecting their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

He emphasized, “You know what the Jets need to do. They need to protect Aaron Rodgers. They need to go to the competition committee and ask if it’s okay for Rogers to playing bubble wrap this year and ask if Rogers would be comfortable playing in bubble wrap because there doesn’t appear to be any other extra protection up front for him. They’re going to have to hit the hell out of that.

Eisen stressed the urgency of addressing this concern before the upcoming draft, encouraging the Jets’ general manager, Joe Douglas, to actively seek capable blockers such as Tyrant Smith, Robert Hunt, Garrett Wilson, and Tee Higgins.

While the defense and skilled positions are considered, Eisen emphasized, “40 years old with a repaired Achilles, let’s protect him like let’s do that let’s figure that one out,” ensuring the quarterback’s positions on the field.

All in all, Eisen suggests the increasing age of the athlete and his recent Achilles injury and surgery could worsen the game for the franchise if he gets hit again. There are a few potential players, open for blocking Rodgers this time.

Young generation wants to be the backbone of Aaron Rodgers?


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Top offensive tackle prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine expressed excitement about the prospect of blocking for QB Aaron Rodgers. Players like Olu Fashanu from Penn State, Taliese Fuaga from Oregon State, and JC Latham from Alabama praised A-Rod as a legend and expressed eagerness to protect a Future Hall of Famer, calling it a “dream kind of thing.”

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The challenge for Jets’ GM Joe Douglas is to find three starting linemen through the draft and free agency, aligning their skills with the enthusiasm of the prospects. The urgency is heightened as the Jets aim for a “win-now” mentality with 40-year-old Rodgers recovering from Achilles surgery. Douglas acknowledged the need for assembling a quality offensive line, as failure in this aspect could lead to a significant organizational reset in 2025.


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Fans are now awaiting the 89th edition of the NFL Draft to begin from Thursday, April 25, 2024, to Saturday, April 27, 2024.

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