Eight Years After Retirement Former Steelers Safety Ryan Clark Clears the ‘Confusion’ With Jets’ Star QB Aaron Rodgers

Published 09/01/2023, 1:00 PM EDT

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The star QB, Aaron Rodgers shook up the football scene with his jaw-dropping performance this training season. After pouring his heart and soul into practice in the training rounds, he is on his way to reigning supreme with the Jets. After so many losses, A-rod is the glimmer of hope for the Jets, who faced a tough time in past seasons. The Rodgers effect was obvious in the training camp. The team’s performance showed a bump under his eye. However, not only his teammates but also his former opponent confirmed his firm belief in the star player.

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A-rod has so many wins under his belt, ranging from an NFL MVP to a Super Bowl victory. Additionally, the GOAT has created a buzz among fans since he joined the Jets. An interesting turn of events happened when former safety Ryan Clark shared his views on Rodger’s gameplay and even cleared up an age-old confusion surrounding fans.

Ryan Clark clears the air with Aaron Rodgers

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Ryan Clark and Aaron Rodgers were famous as the supreme rivals of their times. However, Ryan Clark decided to put a halt to this prediction. The former safety made his grand appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, where he joined ESPN analysts to discuss their times in the NFL and had a rapid discussion about Tom Brady and Rodgers. During this interview, Ryan was reminiscing about Aaron Rodgers and appreciating his caliber. We were really good in 2010 defensively, and we knew exactly where the ball would be going, but we still couldn’t beat him he still made plays and threw footballs into places where they just weren’t supposed to go,” Clark said.

An incredible event occurred when Clark dispelled the myth that he was Aaron Rodgers’ greatest rival. He even confirmed he loves Rodger and expected him to grace the gridiron with his aura. “The Green Bay Packers fans, at least social media-wise, have this big thing with me because they think I hate Aaron Rodgers. It’s actually the exact opposite; I love him.

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As NFL season is about to start all eyes will be on A-Rod if you look at the Jets’ history they didn’t really win much victory in the past few seasons. Moreover, Clark’s prediction is setting the bar high for Jets fans who cannot keep calm ever since the QB joined the league.

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Clark is a fan of Aaron Rodgers

During the 2020 NFL season, A-Rod led the Packers to a dazzling win against the 49ers. At the time, the Packers were quite disappointed because of their loss against the Vikings. But, the team’s head coach never gave up on the star QB as they gained a victory over the 49ers. Clark made his grand appearance on the ESPN Getup talk show, where he appreciated the Star QB while remembering their faceoff in 2016. He even added that Rodgers really is a matter of MVP conversation based on his past accomplishments. With these reactions, it’s obvious that Clark is surely a die-hard fan of Rodger.

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Former rival and NFL Safety Ryan Clark has publicly expressed his admiration for Rodgers. Clark’s words of praise and his faith in Rodgers’ caliber have put the quarterback in the spotlight. It has set high expectations for Jets lovers as they eagerly await the approaching season. Is Rodger going to stand up to Clark’s expectations in this NFL season? What are your views on this burning question?

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Gargi Sengupta is a writer at EssentiallySports. She comes equipped with an expertise in finance and marketing, but her passion lies with writing. Her passion for football comes from the days spent with her father bonding over a game and a hot cup of tea.
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