Jets Rookie Zach Wilson’s Recent Comments Might Not Go Down Well With Aaron Rodgers

Published 08/05/2021, 12:15 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)


The New York Jets drafted themselves, Zach Wilson, with the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The expectation is that he will someday emulate the success of quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady and guide his side to Super Bowl.

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And boy do the Jets need a savior. The franchise last had a franchise quarterback in Joe Namath. Broadway Joe to this day remains the only Jets QB to have ever reached a Super Bowl and win it. And that was back in Super Bowl III.

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With the expectations of an entire franchise resting on his shoulders, Wilson knows that he’ll have to deliver big. And it seems that the rookie isn’t afraid to call out a few veterans despite not having played a single snap in the league.

Zach Wilson picks Brady’s winning spree over Aaron Rodgers’ flashiness  

Talking to Heavy.com, Zach Wilson was asked which quarterback he wishes to emulate as he proceeds to play his first-ever NFL season. While Wilson picked Brady, he didn’t seem to give up on the chance to throw some shade at Aaron Rodgers at well.

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Brady, in my opinion, is the greatest of all time, I mean I don’t think you can argue that. Wherever he’s at, they’re winning. I’ve always been a Rodgers guy because of the flashiness, but the thing that’s important in the game is winning, right?” said Wilson. 

It is true. Not only Rodgers, but no one can quite compete with the staggering number of wins and trophies Tom Brady has collected over the years. And thus Wilson said he’d much rather be a Brady than an Aaron Rodgers

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on December 27, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

“This is a team sport and it’s all about winning. It’s not how cool a throw looks or anything like that, so he’s definitely been a favorite to watch growing up and I think that’s just because of the way he does it.” 

Aaron Rodgers isn’t a pushover himself. A Super Bowl winner and the reigning league MVP, Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the league right now. 

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The Packers are set to take on the Jets on August 21 as part of an NFL preseason clash. Maybe then Aaron Rodgers could show some of his “flashiness” and change Wilson’s mind.   

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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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