Jets WR reflcts on adjusting to surreal feeling having Aaron Rodgers on team: “That’s a legend right there, that’s a Hall of Fame player”

It’s not every day that a Hall of Fame quarterback joins your team. For the New York Jets, that day came when Aaron Rodgers was traded to the team just before the draft. The arrival of the legendary quarterback has transformed the vibe and expectations around the team, leaving players in awe of his presence. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson is one such player, who recently reflected on the surreal feeling of having Rodgers as a teammate.

During the Jets’ offseason program, several players discussed the impact of Aaron Rodgers’ arrival to the team after being traded just before the draft. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson expressed his excitement about playing alongside the Hall of Fame quarterback, stating that it’s a privilege to be able to say he played with Rodgers, and he can’t wait to keep working with him. 

“Still probably hasn’t sunk in all the way until I caught the first ball from him. That’s a legend right there, that’s a Hall of Fame player, and we’re all blessed to be able to.”

He also mentioned that it’s something he would tell his children about in the future. Despite being starstruck, Wilson emphasized the importance of staying focused and treating Rodgers as a teammate rather than a legendary player. He also expressed his eagerness to continue working with Rodgers and acknowledged how having someone of his caliber in the facility is awesome.

Aaron Rodgers is certainly a great addition to the team

Aaron Rodgers

Wilson, who was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2022 despite having to work with four different starting quarterbacks and a struggling offense, could potentially benefit the most from aligning with Rodgers.

He had an impressive rookie season, with 83 receptions for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns, and if he can develop proper chemistry with Rodgers, his performance could further improve. 

Garrett Wilson’s admiration for Aaron Rodgers is palpable, and it’s easy to understand why. Playing with a Hall of Fame quarterback is a rare opportunity that only a few players get in their careers. For Wilson and the rest of the Jets, this opportunity has arrived, and they are determined to make the most of it. 

With Wilson’s impressive rookie season and Rodgers’ experience and talent, the Jets could be poised for a breakthrough season. As they continue to work together and build chemistry, the surreal feeling of having a legend on the team could turn into a new reality of success and achievement.


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