The emergence of future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers has given the New York Jets real Super Bowl chances for the first time in what seems like forever.
He’ll be joining a team that boasts many quality players on both sides of the football, including defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, cornerback Sauce Gardner, and wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
Nobody is, however, in a rush to book travel to watch the Jets compete for the world title in February.
One of those who believes the squad won’t ultimately lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy is commentator Nick Wright.
“I do not believe in the Jets this year. i don’t think Aaron Rodgers is still a QB. At 40 years old he’s going to have real struggles. But he’s handled this offseason almost perfectly.”
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Wright did praise Rodgers for forging relationships with his new colleagues and accepting a significant wage cut. Rodgers has received criticism in the past several years for acting selfishly.
However, as Wright drew attention to, Rodgers will turn 40 in December, and according to Wright, the former Green Bay Packers quarterback is no longer a top performer.
Rodgers’ output decreased last year, and his passer rating of 91.1 was the lowest it had been since he started as a starter on a regular basis in 2008.
He had earned the MVP award for the regular season in each of the previous two years, so this downturn was concerning.
Rodgers will be the subject of intense attention once more, and given that he is now playing in the biggest media market in the country, he might end up under even more criticism than before.
Since the 1968 season, when Joe Namath was their star player, the Jets have not only failed to win or even reach the Super Bowl.