Aaron Rodgers has solely been with the New York Jets for six weeks, however he is seen sufficient to consider that two of the crew’s premier younger gamers, cornerback Sauce Gardner and extensive receiver Garrett Wilson, have an abundantly brilliant future.
Rodgers thinks that the Jets could quickly have the NFL‘s greatest extensive receiver and cornerback in Wilson and Gardner, which he expressed to the New York Submit on Friday.
“We’ve obtained, in some unspecified time in the future presumably, the perfect nook and the perfect receiver within the NFL,” Rodgers said. “It’s a legit risk I believe for these two guys. Perhaps not this upcoming 12 months – I nonetheless suppose Davante [Adams] is in a league of his personal – however these two youngsters are so proficient.”
Rodgers, a Tremendous Bowl MVP, four-time NFL MVP and 10-time Professional Bowler, stated that Wilson often makes a play in observe that makes him go, “Wow!”
Gardner and Wilson are just one season into their respective NFL careers, because the Jets drafted the previous with the No. 4 choose within the 2022 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati and the latter with the No. 10 pick of Ohio State in the identical draft. Each gamers appeared in 17 video games and received Rookie of the Yr on their facet of the ball.
Gardner totaled two interceptions, 20 passes defensed and 75.0 mixed tackles and was a part of a Jets protection that surrendered simply 189.4 passing yards (third in NFL) and 18.6 factors (fourth) per sport.
In the meantime, Wilson totaled 83 receptions for 1,103 yards and 4 touchdowns, all of which led the crew, in a season that noticed the Jets begin 4 quarterbacks (Zach Wilson, Joe Flacco, Mike White and Chris Streveler).
Rodgers sees the second-year gamers pushing one another in observe.
“How we take the following step is to speak concerning the issues that give us essentially the most points,” Rodgers stated. “To speak about launch points [caused by Gardner] and likewise what’s laborious on Garrett, after which Sauce telling Garrett what’s laborious on him. I believe proper now, we obtained good communication with these guys. They battle, they compete.”
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