Ex-Packers star Aaron Rodgers finds motivation in 86 Mets documentary to inspire Jets’ Super Bowl aspirations

In a recent interview on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein, Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the New York Jets, shared his aspirations for the team and found inspiration in the New York Mets’ championship win in 1986. He shared that he watched their documentary recently and admired their rookie player Kevin Mitchell. 

Rodgers has a genuine passion for New York sports and he is eager to leave a lasting legacy. He expressed his excitement for the 2023 season and shared his goals to bring a championship back to the loyal Jets fans. 

What is the Once Upon a Time in Queens documentary about?

Aaron Rodgers

Once Upon a Time in Queens is a documentary that tells the story of the New York Mets during a remarkable season in 1986. The documentary shares the journey of the Mets from a struggling team to a successful team. 

It focuses on their triumph in winning the World Series and the subsequent downfall that followed shortly after their victory. The documentary explores how Mets transformed from near bankruptcy to champions. And what sort of challenges they faced and the legacy they left behind. Therefore, Rodgers mentioned that he took inspiration from this hardworking team which shows that he wants to take the Jets to another level of success. 

Rodgers drew parallels between winning a championship in New York and the Mets’ victorious 1986 season. The quarterback admired Kevin Mitchell who played a crucial role in the team’s success. He said that he recently watched the ’86 Mets documentary and highlighted Mitchell’s contribution to the team’s success, scoring the tying run on a wild pitch during the 10th inning of Game 6.

The Jets quarterback also acknowledged the passionate support of Mets fans and their connection to Jets fans. He noted that many Mets fans are also Jets fans, given the team’s previous presence in Long Island. 

“But the reason I’m telling the story is that the Mets fans, many Mets fans are Jets fans, obviously the Jets used to be in Long Island, and a ton of fans from that area.”

What is so special about Aaron Rodgers? 

Aaron Rodgers is a highly accomplished football player. He has achieved numerous milestones throughout his career. He played exceptionally with the Green Bay Packers. The team made appearances in four NFC championships and also got victory in a Super Bowl. Aaron is also a four-time MVP

Aaron Rodgers

But then he left the Packers and now for the upcoming season, he has been traded to the Jets. He is already making a great impact on the team as shared by the NFL’s insiders

During this recent interview, Rodgers reflected on the significance of success and the pursuit of championships. The quarterback shared that he moved to the Jets with a belief that he has the potential to win a championship. As an older player, he expressed his desire to contribute to his legacy, emphasizing how championships significantly enhance one’s reputation. We can’t wait to watch the exceptional skills of this great quarterback in the 2023 season.

Maheen Zaib

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