After paying out 18 seasons with the Packers, their veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the squad in this off-season to join the Jets after gifting the team with one Super Bowl title and bagging the honor of MVP four times.
The former Jets’ starting quarterback pulled out of the Packers with so many memories in the field of Green Bay and the team’s locker room that the QB lovers certainly going to miss in the next season and the Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins claimed him as one of them.
Jenkins recognizes Rodgers’ presence and leadership
Aaron started his NFL journey with the Packers and remained with the team throughout his whole career as the greatest regular season quarterback before joining the Jets’ roster with a record of 150-79-1 with the Packers in his career.
In respect of his records, his respect and care for teammates are two qualities that impressed almost all of his former teams’ players. The 39-year-old supported, provided guidance, and made them energetic with his loving and funny nature that Jenkins is missing a lot as the offensive lineman expressed on Monday in an interview with “Good Morning Football”.
“Just his presence in the locker room and the things that he brings to the game, the experience, all the stories that he had to tell and all that, he’s gonna be missed in our locker room, for sure,” he retorted.
Who did Aaron Rodgers replace on Packers?
After backing up the legendary quarterback Brett Favre for the first three years of his career during his NFL draft in 2005, A-rod successfully took the spot of Favre in 2008 following his retirement decision.
Now, the chapter has changed and Rodgers himself got replaced in the Packers’ starting lineup by Jordan Love. Like Aaron, Love also spent his first three years with the Packers sitting behind the Jets’ quarterback and preparing him to take the job of their 15-year starting quarterback.
During his interview, Elgton also dragged the name of Love stating him as a perfect one for leading the team in the post-Rodger season as he witnessed the same zeal and thrust of the win in Jordan’s eye and expressed his excitement to play with him.
“When he first got in the league, he wasn’t our starter, but the way that he walked around the locker room, the way that he approached the game, he always approached every game as a starter,” he said of Love. “So we know that he’s a good player and just ready to go on Sunday or whenever we play. In OTAs, I’ve seen a lot of good things from Jordan, a lot of leadership — he stepped up as a leader a lot — so I’m very excited for his future and ready to play with him.”
Favre dominated the packer’s starting lineup for more than 15 years and gave the role to Rodgers who also successfully accomplished it for almost the same period. Now, the job is on the shoulders of love. Do you think he can handle it like their previous two-best starting quarterback?