It looks like one All-Pro free agent won’t be signing with the New York Jets this offseason after his recent comments about the team’s prospects with Aaron Rodgers. The Jets appear to be all in on the 2023 season after trading considerable draft capital and spending ridiculous cash on having Rodgers play quarterback the next two seasons.
The Jets have been adding veteran free agents to the roster to build an offense to help Rodgers compete. The Jets have their sights set on making a deep playoff push and, given the enormous cost of this season, a Super Bowl.
A free agent is skeptical of the New York Jets
A former rival of Rodgers, Ndamukong Suh, recently had an interview with MJ Acosta-Ruiz on NFL Total Access. Suh, a free-agent defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he wasn’t buying the Jets as a Super Bowl contender this season. He and Rodgers are known rivals after a 2014 incident where the All-Pro defender stepped on Rodgers.
Suh was also on the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl-winning team that defeated the Rodgers-led Packers in the NFC Conference Championship. Suh said he saw what Tom Brady was able to do as an aging veteran quarterback with the Buccaneers, and he isn’t sure Rodgers has the makeup to be that kind of leader:
“When Tom Brady came in, and the things that he did that offseason to create that chemistry, that comradery, bringing that group together especially during a COVID period of time. Like I don’t know if Aaron Rodgers has that chemistry and that way to do those different things,” Suh said.
“Tom got all the offensive guys together…I gotta see that offseason chemistry, especially as we get closer to camp.”
The rivalry between Suh and Rodgers is real
Suh credited Rodgers for coming into OTAs early in May and trying to get reps in with his new teammates. He made sure to add that Rodgers was behaving differently this spring than how he had the previous few years in Green Bay.
One can see the rivalry between the two stars is still real. It’ll be interesting to see where Suh winds up this season. He could very well wind up with an AFC contender and try and disrupt Rodgers’ chances of going out as a two-time Super Bowl winner.
For More Wisconsin Sports:
Follow me on Twitter at @JordanSig, and follow us @WiSportsHeroics. You can also reach out to Jordan Sigler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in ALL of Wisconsin sports, click here! Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks.
As I’ve said, the desperate Jets made a desperate move for a desperate fan base. I do believe that the Jets are going to be in bad shape after the 2024 season because Aaron won’t sign past that year and will cost the Jets 107 million dollars that year alone. They better hope they win this year, because if they don’t, that’s it for the Aaron Rodgers project and a return to the darkness of quarterback infamy