Aaron Rodgers stood at the podium on Friday and riffed on his fellow New York Jets teammate Zach Wilson. The arrival of Rodgers in New York prompted many to believe that Wilson’s time in New York was effectively over. This after the Jets drafted the former BYU standout in the Top 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft. If you listen to Rodgers, though, it sounds like everyone is taking things in stride.
A reporter asked the Super Bowl Champion quarterback how Wilson handled this newfound situation. Rodgers said, via Field Yates of ESPN, “He’s been incredible. He hasn’t made my life hell every day.”
Aaron Rodgers when asked how Zach Wilson has handled the situation he’s been in this offseason:
“He’s been incredible. He hasn’t made my life hell everyday.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/aWR2i3Ghr8
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 9, 2023
Rodgers is in a joking mood, it seems. But considering that there haven’t been any rifts reported or unrest, it’s fair to say that both players involved know what the situation is.
It’s not the easiest situation for Wilson to deal with, even if his replacement felt earned at times. But he seems to have his head down and is progressing, anyway. He riffed on the situation himself, saying that while he wish he was the guy, he’s “psyched” that it’s Rodgers.
Zach Wilson on the #Jets trade for Aaron Rodgers: “I would like to be the guy. At first, you're not always happy about that. But I'm extremely psyched that out of any QB we could've brought in, it was him."
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) June 9, 2023
This probably won’t become heavily tumultuous unless Aaron Rodgers decides to bottom out. So, we’ll see if the cheekiness between the two New York Jets quarterbacks continues while the season hums along.