Sometimes, a change of scenery can do a world of good for someone who is going through the doldrums.
However, sometimes it helps to bring along a few pieces of one’s old environment when he heads to new surroundings.
That is where quarterback Aaron Rodgers finds himself these days during OTAs with the New York Jets, his new team.
He apparently feels refreshed after having some beef with his former employer, the Green Bay Packers, and one thing that has helped is having a few of his former allies join him in the Tri-state area.
One of those old allies, wide receiver Randall Cobb, confirmed that Rodgers feels refreshed.
Randall Cobb, reunited with Aaron Rodgers, says he’s still getting accustomed to Rodgers’ new number (8) because he always called him “12.” Says there’s a “freshness” to Rodgers’ approach after 18 years in GB. #jets pic.twitter.com/cm9FnipFrs
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 31, 2023
Cobb played with Rodgers during two separate stints in Green Bay, and although he is past his prime, Rodgers had some incredible effectiveness when targeting him over the last two seasons.
Also joining the future Hall of Famer in New York is Allen Lazard, who emerged as a big-time target for Rodgers the last couple of years, and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who held that role in Green Bay from 2019 to 2021.
The Packers had gone stale last season after the departure of Davante Adams, but Rodgers will now have wideout Garrett Wilson, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, to throw to.
He will also benefit from a defense that was fourth in points and total yards allowed in 2022.
Rodgers’ production dipped last season, leading many to wonder if he is now in slow decline, but his new surroundings may be just enough for him to regain his old form.NEXT: Robert Saleh Makes His Thoughts Clear On Jets' Interest In DeAndre Hopkins