Aaron Rodgers made a choice he regretted against the Patriots
The Green Bay Packers did enough to squeeze out a victory in Week 4. The Packers should have handled a hobbled New England Patriots team easily. The Patriots were down to their third-string quarterback for most of the game. But the Packers overcame mistakes and poor play to improve to 3-1 following an overtime win. One mistake will haunt Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week.
Rodgers threw an “out” route that Patriots rookie cornerback Jack Jones picked off. Jones, who the Patriots took in the 4th-round, took the ball back for a pick-six to give his team the lead.
Pick-6 for the rookie Jack Jones! @presidentjacc
— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2022
Jones took a shot at Rodgers
According to Mike Reiss with ESPN, Jones spoke to the media after the game ended. He called out Rodgers for the throw.
“I feel like it’s disrespectful to throw an ‘out’ route on me,” Jones said to the media.
“I feel like it’s disrespectful to throw an ‘out’ route on me.” — Jack Jones pic.twitter.com/noh3PvYwNb
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 3, 2022
Jones made a great read on Rodgers’ eyes and came up with a fantastic play against an NFL legend. That was a special play by the rookie. It’s a moment Jones won’t forget in his career. Jones will start catching future quarterbacks’ eyes in the film room. He’s a perfect fit for Bill Belichick’s system.
Rodgers might have lost that battle. But the Packers won the war. The Packers would win 27-24. Rodgers would be a big part of the win as he threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns. He’s going to have to make sure to take more care throwing certain routes against these young corners. Rodgers now has three interceptions through the Packers’ first four games. In the next two weeks, he’ll have a chance to clean up his play against the New York Giants and Jets games.