An AFC scout has offered a take on Aaron Rodgers that he reckons everyone else is afraid to say out loud.
Eyes will be on the veteran quarterback next season as he’ll be playing for another NFL team for the first time in his career and will have Super Bowl pressure given that the New York Jets considered themselves to be a good quarterback away from glory.
However, said scout has told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that NFL insiders are afraid to admit the quarterback’s in decline.
“I think everyone is afraid to say he’s declined a little. He’s still a great thrower and sees it really well, but he’s more like [ranked] eight to 12 for me,” the scout was quoted as telling the insider in an article ranking the Top 10 QBs in the game.
Still, Rodgers ended up at No. 4 on the list, behind Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Joe Allen.
Whether or not the Jets get a Super Bowl with Rodgers steering things from the back, it’s likely going to be a much better campaign than the one they just had with Zach Wilson. The younger signal-caller took a step back in 2022 and would probably do well playing behind one of the greatest QBs of all time.
The Jets are definitely expected to make the playoffs; anything less would be criminal after getting Rodgers. An Aaron Rodgers in decline is still supposed to get a team boasting such offensive weapons as the Jets do into the postseason.
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