Sauce Gardner better hope his pitching skills work out because he can come away looking quite foolish if Aaron Rodgers decides to do something else with his career.
Over the past few days, Jets players have been very public in recruiting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to agree to play for New York. Most of it has come from Twitter, but a few Jets players took their recruitment a step further.
Earlier this week, Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner promised he would burn his cheesehead if the Jets traded for Rodgers.
He couldn’t wait for that to happen, so he went ahead and got it done this week. He posted a video on YouTube with teammates Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson, showing the three of them burning the cheesehead in solidarity with Rodgers.
Gardner called Rodgers “one of, if not, best quarterbacks in the league right now.”
He also stated the two of them had a conversation about their matchup in 2022.
“We settled our differences about the cheesehead and everything like that,” Gardner said. “Our conversation definitely gave me hope that he could be in that green and white next season.
In the end, he sent a message to the future hall of fame QB.
“Let’s make this happen. I need you to lock in, I need you to come here so we can win a Super Bowl.”
Gardner recorded 75 combined tackles, two interceptions, and a league-leading 20 passes defensed this past season. Gardner capped his saucy rookie campaign with a well-earned reward, as he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year at NFL Honors.
He was named to the Pro Bowl and was a First Team All-Pro. No rookie cornerback had ever been named First Team All-Pro until this year.
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