Aaron Rodgers, 39, says the time since being traded to the New York Jets has been "the most fun I've had in a while." After a one-month standoff in trade talks between the Jets and Green Bay Packers, the two teams agreed on a trade compensation for Rodgers.
Rodgers, who spent 18 seasons with the Packers, changed teams for the first time in his career this offseason and the last few weeks have been about adjustment and getting to know his new teammates and coaches. "I like where we're at.
And I appreciate -- as every player does -- that Rob (Saleh) cut the last week. You know we have the first preseason game that everybody loves with the Hall of Fame Game. Which means we come back a week early. So giving us some more time out of the building I think is really important for guys to at least take a week to vacation, to clear their head before they get back into their schedule of offseason training," Rodgers said, via CBS Sports.
Rodgers enjoying his time with the Jets
"The last six weeks have been about the most fun I've had in awhile. It's fun to come to work and be excited about what we're doing," Rodgers added. Some of the most talented young players in the league play for the Jets.
One of them is wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award this past season. "I love Garrett. I mean awesome, awesome young kid. The whole world in front of him. He's got all the talent and ability.
You need your best players to be the best people on your team. He's definitely one of them. Love spending time with him, love just watching him," Rodgers said. In 2023, Rodgers' goal will be to lead the Jets to their first Super Bowl since 1969.
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