New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has played with many talented pass catchers over his 18-year NFL career. He now has another one in second-year wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who he boldly compared to another great teammate he once had.
Wilson made his impact known in his rookie season last year, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award last season.
Rodgers revealed on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday that he is already impressed with Wilson in workouts they have had together, even comparing him to former teammate Davante Adams.
“It’s fun to be here and be a part of it,” Rodgers said in a video shared by The 33rd Team’s Ari Meirov on Twitter. “Obviously Garrett (Wilson), he’s a talented guy. I threw him a pass today and he just kind of turned. I was like wow with his ability to get in and out of his breaks. There is another number 17 I played with for a long time who does it better than anybody. But the explosiveness in and out of breaks from the 17 here is pretty similar.”
Aaron Rodgers on working with Garrett Wilson: "He's a talented guy. I threw him a pass today and just kind of turned and was like: 'WOW.'"
Rodgers goes on to compare Wilson to Davante Adams. 👀
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 2, 2023
This is certainly a bold comparison and many around the NFL world had plenty to say about it.
I literally just spit my soda out lmao https://t.co/yVA4B44vBF
— Rylan Skye (@RylanSkye) May 2, 2023
Yeah we going to the SB don’t talk to me https://t.co/A67EQ9Qvep
— Von💧👑 (@iBallh0g) May 2, 2023
Aaron Rodgers on Garrett Wilson:
"He's a talented guy, man. I threw him a pass today and just kind of turned and was like: Wow!"
Rodgers compared Wilson's ability to get in and out of breaks to Davante Adams. #Jets
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) May 2, 2023
Aaron Rodgers compares #Jets WR Garrett Wilson to All-Pro Davante Adams.
"The explosiveness in and out of breaks is pretty similar."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 2, 2023
Aaron Rodgers just compared Garrett Wilson to Davante Adams.
We have been saying it for awile but now people will see what we already know.
Garrett Wilson is special.
— Jake Asman (@JakeAsman) May 2, 2023
Wilson certainly appears to be a special talent if his first season is any indication, so this isn’t a wild comparison for Rodgers to make. However, Adams is clearly the far more seasoned and accomplished player at this point.
Regardless, expectations are clearly high from Aaron Rodgers towards his new No. 1 wide receiver in New York.