The Aaron Rodgers era with the New York Jets is almost underway.
Expectations are at an all-time high within the organization, as it feels like they have a legit Super Bowl-contending team for the first time in ages.
Nonetheless, that also puts a lot of pressure on the future Hall of Famer.
According to analyst Ric Bucher, he’s facing a much more complicated situation than Tom Brady when he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Bucher explains that Rodgers was the league’s MVP just two seasons ago, so it’s not like he’s a player on the decline riding into the sunset.
He talked about his aura and how much he could elevate a team, so failing to get the job done in New York could put a dent in his legacy, the same way winning a ring in Tampa Bay only strengthened Brady’s reputation.
Truth be told, this isn’t that far-fetched to think, as there has been a lot of talk about Rodgers’ personality and character, not to mention the fact that he’s only made it to one Super Bowl despite being a perennial MVP candidate.
Rodgers didn’t leave the Green Bay Packers on good terms, and winning a ring somewhere else would pretty much make them look bad.
Failing to do it, however, could all but make people think that he had been a byproduct of his franchise all along.
That’s obviously far from the case, but that’s just how narratives work in today’s ruthless business, especially with social media.NEXT: Analyst Reveals Most Important Jets Position Group