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Aaron Rodgers Excited To Play With ‘Explosive’ Wilson

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is, for the first time in his career, adjusting to playing for a new NFL team. 

He’s already found a teammate to be excited about at the New York Jets in wide receiver Garett Wilson. Garett Wilson had 83 receptions for 1,103 yards and four touchdown catches in 2022. It was enough to earn him the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year.

If that wasn’t praise enough, Aaron Rodgers says Wilson reminds him of former teammate Davante Adams.


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“Obviously Garrett, you know, he’s a talented guy,” said Aaron Rodgers. 

“I threw him a pass today and just kind of turned and was like, ‘Wow.’ His ability to kind of get in and out of his breaks … there’s another [No.] 17 I played with for a long time who does it better than anybody. The explosiveness in and out of breaks, the 17 here, is pretty similar.”

Aside from that, Rodgers feels his familiarity with coach Nathaniel Hackett will help him to settle in at New York.

“It’s the offseason, so we’re easing into it for sure,” he said. “I obviously have a deep familiarity with coach [Nathanial Hackett’s] offense and everything he wants to do.”


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“There’s a few new terms he’s changed, actually for the better, honestly. Just some simplifications of some formations and changed some verbiage around that makes more sense to him. So, it’s learning little things like that, but cadence — it’s gonna be my cadence that I’ve used my entire career. 

“I was doing it today in some of the QB-center exchanges, testing those guys with different inflections, long counts and short counts and all that stuff. It’s fun to be here and be a part of it.”

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