Ex-Jets coach says Aaron Rodgers' arrival 'changes everything' in East Rutherford

There has never been this much attention on the Jets.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Ex-Jets coach says Aaron Rodgers' arrival 'changes everything' in East Rutherford

Former New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini says the acquisition of Aaron Rodgers is "changing everything" in East Rutherford and noted there will be consequences if the team fails to do well in 2023. Between 2006 and 2008, Mangini was the Jets' head coach and made the playoffs in each of his first two seasons.

Then, the Jets acquired Brett Favre and Mangini was fired after his third year with the Jets didn't go as expected. The Jets haven't been to the playoffs in 13 years, and now that Rodgers is in town, the expectations have massively increased for the team.

Many believe that head coach Robert Saleh - who is entering his third year as the Jets' head coach - is now on the clock to coach this team to success.

Mangini: The Rodgers acquisition changes everything for the Jets

“This has changed everything.

When you’re paying someone $100 million who’s a season removed from being the back-to-back offensive MVP, yeah, this is win or someone else is going to be calling the shots. I don’t even think it’s debatable," Mangini told The New York Post.

The Jets are going through very a entertaining time for them as there has never been this much hype surrounding the team. “Unless this is a Russell Wilson disaster, this should change the dynamic of the [AFC East] division.

When is the last time the Jets have been significantly more relevant than the Patriots? It’s incredible," Mangini added. Mangini thinks Rodgers is extremely motivated and believes that is the reason why the quarterback will have success with the Jets.

“You’ve got a motivated Aaron Rodgers. A pissed off Aaron Rodgers is what you want. When he was pissed off about Jordan Love being drafted, he was MVP. When he was pissed off about his contract, he was MVP. A motivated, energized Aaron Rodgers, that’s awesome," Mangini noted.

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