The official announcement was made today that Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets will be the featured team on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” This, of course, has been the worst kept secret in the NFL for weeks. While no team was actively lobbying to be featured, the NFL can force any team that has not made the playoffs for two or more years onto the show.
Thus NFL fans will be entertained with the Jets training camp. The addition of Rodgers adds a huge level of intrigue, not just because he is one of the all-time great quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, but because of his unique personality. Over the years, Rodgers has made comments that have caused mainstream fans and people to do a doubletake.
These comments led to some rather humorous jokes on Twitter after the “Hard Knocks” announcement was made.
Aaron Rodgers Jokes Flood Twitter After New York Jets “Hard Knocks” Announcement
On positive/negative energy:
Aaron Rodgers leading off the first team meeting on Hard Knocks pic.twitter.com/ioxbwr0BpL
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) July 12, 2023
On conspiracy theories:
HARD KNOCKS 2023: OPENING SCENE
/ JETS LOCKER ROOM /
Aaron Rodgers: “So….do you think 9/11 was real?”
Zach Wilson: “What?” https://t.co/H6ivC3YZP9
— Barry (@BarryOnHere) July 12, 2023
This is a reference to a story former Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer shared about one of his first interactions with Rodgers.
In regards to Rodgers’ clever/funny costumes that he wears to the first day of training camp:
— CHUBZBURG🍔R FANTASY SPORTS (@CHUBZBURGER) July 12, 2023
In reference to Rodgers’ trip to Peru:
Aaron Rodgers in episode one of Hard Knocks coming off an ayahuasca retreat. pic.twitter.com/y45LZGmJ4S
— Ross Read (@RossRead) July 12, 2023
Is Rodgers really that difficult to coach?
Robert Saleh trying to coach Aaron Rodgers during a two minute drill 😂
Hard Knocks is gonna be great pic.twitter.com/ydVSVFqFjT
— Tony Clements (@TonyCMKE) July 12, 2023
Ahh, the sarcasm:
Finally, a chance to hear from Aaron Rodgers. https://t.co/3FiMma5JoZ
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) July 12, 2023
This season of “Hard Knocks” is certainly going to be interesting for many reasons. Rodgers is a very intelligent and interesting person. His sound bites are going to be profound, one way or another, which is exactly why the NFL wanted the Jets featured.