When Aaron Rodgers fell to injury during the New York Jets‘ first game of the season, it sucked the life out of MetLife Stadium.
Rodgers was supposed to bring this team out of the muck, leading them to the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years.
His absence will be especially missed by Garrett Wilson, who established great rapport early on with Rodgers.
Wilson recently shared a story with Bart and Hahn of ESPN, sharing what Rodgers told him when he left the field.
“It really hurt my heart,” Wilson said, “He told me sorry, kid.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2023
Many fans around the league were excited about the Rodgers-Wilson connection.
Wilson is the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, and many believed he could perform even better with Rodgers throwing to him.
With Rodgers now out for the year, it’ll be up to Zach Wilson to lead the team, at least for the time being.
Recent reports have indicated that the Jets have called around to free-agent quarterbacks.
They weren’t happy with Wilson’s performances in his first few seasons, which is why they initially brought Rodgers in.
It appears they are trying to do anything possible to give Wilson quarterback competition for the remainder of the season.
The Jets may have won their season opener against the Buffalo Bills, but a lot can happen throughout the year.
Can Garrett Wilson reach his projected ceiling without Rodgers?
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