On Wednesday afternoon, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a career-changing announcement during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show”: He’s eventually headed to Gotham.
Rodgers explained that as of Friday, his “intention was to” join the New York Jets. The four-time league MVP added that the Packers and Jets are just working out the compensation, and then the trade will be finalized.
Former ESPN reporter Pablo Torre, who announced earlier this week that he’s headed to Meadowlark Media, made an interesting note on the Rodgers-to-Jets saga.
The future Hall of Famer has been a vocal critic of Big Pharma and COVID-19 vaccines. But as Torre noted, Jets owner Woody Johnson just so happens to be the heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant.
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Torre’s tweet led to all sorts of reactions from fans, journalists and analysts on social media, who couldn’t help but poke fun at the 39-year-old:
The Jets signed one of Rodgers’ favorite ex-Green Bay teammates, Allen Lazard, to a four-year deal worth $44 million. Rodgers will join an offense also led by star running back Breece Hall and 2022 Offensive Rookie of the year in wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
New York holds the longest active NFL playoff drought, having last qualified back in 2010 when they had Rex Ryan as their head coach and Mark Sanchez as the quarterback. They won seven games last year with Mike White, Joe Flacco and Zach Wilson as their signal-callers.
With Rodgers now coming to Gotham, the Jets will be expected to compete for more than a playoff spot. How times have changed.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.