New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) and owner Woody Johnson Apr 26, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) and owner Woody Johnson pose for a photo during the introductory press conference at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets finally made the move to trade for star quarterback Aaron Rodgers earlier this week. He was formally introduced to the team on Wednesday, where he revealed one big reason that he wanted to join the team.

Rodgers was famously coached by former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett from 2019-2021. Rodgers excelled in those years, winning back-to-back MVPs in 2020 and 2021.

Hackett fell on some hard times last season, being fired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos midway through his first season with the team. The Jets took a chance on Hackett this offseason as their new offensive coordinator, which has seemingly paid off in a big way due to the acquisition of Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers has praised Hackett in the past and did so again in his introductory press conference on Wednesday, calling him a “big reason in being interested in joining the Jets.

“A big reason I’m here, I gotta mention, is Nathaniel Hackett, who is here,” Rodgers said in the press conference posted on the Jets’ YouTube page. “Hack and I became really close friends for three years in Green Bay. I love him like a brother. And I believe in him. And I’m really happy to be back working with him.”

As a head coach Hackett clearly didn’t have what it takes with the Broncos. However, he has proven he can be a solid offensive coordinator alongside Aaron Rodgers and may have even more talent with this Jets team.

The Jets’ odds to win the Superbowl have drastically shot up since acquiring Rodgers, going from +2500 to +1400. This is tied with the Dallas Cowboys as the fourth-best odds to win it all in the NFL.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.