38 Days After Jets Deal, Retired Tom Brady Gives His Two Cents on Aaron Rodgers’ Future With His New Team

Published 06/02/2023, 8:49 AM EDT

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It has been well over a month since Aaron Rodgers joined the New York Jets. The former number 12 of the Green Bay Packers took the NFL world by storm as he earlier announced the possibility of retiring. Turns out Rodgers was willing to entertain only two possibilities, either a trade to the New York Jets or hanging up his cleats. Fortunately, the Jets did indeed pull through and Rodgers found himself a new haven.

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With Aaron Rodgers at the helm, the New York Jets will face the pressure of having an elite QB and the scrutiny that comes along with it. However, there have been many who have expressed their sheer confidence in A-Rod and a rival of the past recently joined in the optimism.

Tom Brady has high expectations for Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers and his four-day darkness retreat aided the 4x MVP in prioritizing his wishes. Soon he announced he wanted a trade to the New York Jets. The only other option was retirement, at least that’s what Rodgers alluded to at the time. After intense back and forth, the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets finally reached an agreement.

With A-Rod treading on the doors of retirement and then returning for one more stint, another QB legend spoke on Rodgers and his abilities. Tom Brady retired and then unretired to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. Maybe it’s the retirement experience along with years of competition against Aaron Rodgers that makes TB12 the foremost authority.

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I think he’s going to do a great job. He’s a tremendous player, a great competitor.” expressed Brady about A-Rod’s addition to the New York Jets. Brady further explained that the Aaron Rodgers trade must have brought around a sense of ‘fresh air and invigoration‘, something that A-Rod might have been lacking in Green Bay. Having competed against Aaron Rodgers over the years, Brady also went on to share his thoughts about the current roster.

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I have always kind of watched him and studied his mechanics and how he goes about things. But I think he’s gonna do a great job. He’s got a lot of talented players, a lot of young players that have a lot of speed and quickness.” Brady believes that surrounding Aaron Rodgers with high-IQ receivers is the best bet for the New York Jets. Even Rodgers’ best years relied on those receivers to a certain degree, and fortunately for A-Rod, the Jets have poached many from Green Bay already.

The Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers saga

Ever since Payton Manning walked away from the NFL, the next-best marquee QB battle was Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers. But the two met not as often for the matchups to be deemed a rivalry. Yet in terms of statistics, the two have immortalized their legacies while proudly showcasing their different playstyles.

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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers share 25 Pro Bowl appearances between them, 15 for TB12 and 10 for A-Rod. However, in terms of NFL Passer Rating Leader, Rodgers takes home the trophy, winning four as opposed to Brady’s two. While Tom Brady far surpasses Rodgers in terms of Super Bowl rings, the two stand at the pinnacle of the QB world, and will continue to do so for years to come.

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Sagnik Majumder is an NFL writer with a passion for analyzing game statistics and predicting future outcomes. With a strong engineering background, he brings a unique perspective to his writing. Majumder is a big believer in team chemistry and the importance of building a solid foundation for success on the field.
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