Aaron Rodgers of the New York Jets has made it clearly apparent over the previous several days that he wasn’t pleased with the criticisms of Nathaniel Hackett made by Sean Payton, the new head coach of the Denver Broncos.
During their brief time together on the Green Bay Packers, Hackett and Rodgers grew close. As a result of their friendship, Hackett ultimately won the head coaching position with the Denver Broncos last season. At the time, Denver was actively courting Rodgers because it was widely believed that he wanted to leave Green Bay.
That ultimately didn’t happen because the Broncos had to go with Plan B, which involved trading for Russell Wilson to serve as the team’s new face, and that hasn’t gone so well so far.
With Wilson at quarterback and Hackett in charge, the Broncos ended up being a complete disaster. Payton blames Hackett for this failure, to which Rodgers takes exception.
Payton thinks he has moved past the incident, despite the fact that Rodgers still seems to harbor resentment, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer.
As expected, Sean Payton asked about Aaron Rodgers comments No. We re past it.
James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) July 31, 2023
Despite Payton’s current assurances to the contrary, this matter will follow him and the Broncos through their October 8 home game against the Jets in 2023.
In order to build up the game in the Mile High City in a little more than two months, the media will likely continue to promote this tale while also likely adding to it with additional perspectives.
Rodgers will do everything in his can to get his club ready for the start of the season as Payton tries to turn things around in Denver.