The New York Jets brought in Aaron Rodgers to be their starting quarterback, which indicated a few things.
First, it showed the rest of the AFC that they’re not joking around, and are ready to break their playoff drought.
The move to bring in Rodgers also meant that Zach Wilson isn’t going to be the team’s starter, just two years after being the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft.
Wilson has struggled mightily in the NFL thus far.
By having a mentor like Rodgers, the hope for Wilson is that he’s able to grow and develop, learning from one of the league’s best.
If Robert Saleh’s recent comments are any indication, it appears that this mentorship is working.
In a recent press conference shared by the Jets’ official page, Saleh said, “I feel like he’s [Wilson] gaining confidence.”
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He further explained this, by saying it’s mainly Wilson’s “decision-making” that has improved, and he is more confident in doing so.
However, Saleh also indicated that Wilson has a long way to go and that he’s far from a finished product.
There is a reason the Jets took him with the second-overall pick in the draft.
They saw potential in him to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Rodgers is tied to the Jets for the next two seasons, and unless he gets injured, Wilson isn’t likely to see the playing field.
But, if he can learn and continue to grow as a passer behind Rodgers, there’s no telling how he can progress moving forward.NEXT: Joy Taylor Says Jets Are Getting A Different Aaron Rodgers