Veteran safety Adrian Amos, 30, has revealed that Aaron Rodgers called him during free agency to recommend him coming to the New York Jets. After spending the last four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Amos became a free agent this offseason.
In April, Rodgers officially became a Jet and he brought several of his Packers teammates with him to New York. In June, Amos agreed to sign a one-year, $1,75 million deal. “When it was time, of course it boosts it when you know somebody there and you know somebody can play ball," Amos said, via The New York Post.
Amos fighting to earn snaps
Amos is not guaranteed to be a starter for the Jets at the start of the 2023 season. But Amos is accepting the challenge and willing to put in the hard work to earn snaps. “Anywhere I go, I think I’m the guy they’d want.
In the league, I’ve been ‘the guy’ since Day 1. Even when I was a fifth-round [draft pick] and came in and had to earn a spot, that’s just my mentality. But the first time I’ve seen all the plays and walked through anything was when I got here a couple days ago, so it’s very understandable for me not to be with the [starters] all the time right away.
This is the NFL: Nothing is given to anybody, so just come work and be an asset to the team," Amos said. Also, Amos explained what makes playing with Rodgers special. “He switches up the cadence, he can make every throw so you have to be honest, he can throw certain things blind so you have to be tuned in with your keys and can’t watch him the entire time. He’s competitive and you want to beat him every day, so that will elevate the team," Amos said.
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