Aaron Rodgers Comes Clean With His Honest Opinion on New York Jets Rookie QB Zach Wilson

Published 08/22/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the preseason game against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers finally returned to Green Bay to reprise his role as the franchise QB1 after months of holding out. The quarterback had reportedly grown disgruntled with the Packers management’s undertakings and decided to put his foot down gain some more respect.

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And now, it seems he’s finally being heard. The quarterback’s request to trade for wide receiver Randall Cobb was entertained and Rodgers can now has much more control over his future thanks to a contract restructure.

FOXBOROUGH, MA – NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts as he holds his right wrist during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

But this isn’t about Aaron Rodgers. Here we are going to talk about the next Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. The BYU Cougars QB was the second overall pick made in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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With Wilson seen as the franchise’s future, Aaron Rodgers has some things to say about the rookie QB.

Aaron Rodgers sees a bright future for Zach Wilson

The Packers and Jets held a few joint practices before their preseason tie held this past week. While Rodgers didn’t suit up for the game, Zach Wilson threw for two touchdowns.

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After spending some time with the young QB in training and seeing his game on the field, Aaron Rodgers is clearly impressed with what he’s seen so far.

“He’s a good young kid, has a nice disposition,” Rodgers said via Yahoo Sports. “That kid can throw the heck out of that ball and that was a nice one down the right sideline at the end of the first. I’m so excited for what he can do in this league.”

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Wilson’s heroics helped the Jets maintain their winning streak in the preseason, while the Packers lost their second game in a row. During the game between the two sides, Rodgers was seen chipping in with some tips for the young QB who dazzled when the floodlights shone bright.

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The words Rodgers reserved for Wilson were indeed that oh high praise. Whether or not Wilson be able to live up to the lofty expectations expected of him only time shall tell.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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