Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy is certain that Aaron Rodgers and his New York Jets teammates will be featured on this year's Hard Knocks edition. The Jets haven't made the playoffs in 12 years - the longest playoff drought in American sports.
This offseason, the Jets made a very aggressive approach to free agency and accomplished their top priority - landing a proven star quarterback. But Rodgers didn't arrive alone in New York as several of his former Packers teammates followed him.
That list includes Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Adrian Amos, Billy Turner, Tim Boyle, Malik Taylor and Adam Pankey. The Jets are the team that has drawn the most attention this offseason, and even though the NFL hasn't made any official announcements, the expectation is that the Jets will be featured on Hard Knocks.
Packers President Murphy 'anxious' to see Rodgers' Jets on Hard Knocks
“Hard Knocks is a great show and gives fans an inside look at a team’s training camp. It also provides good publicity for the team. The downside is that it can be a distraction and teams are concerned that other teams can learn information from the show.
The best thing to do if you don’t want to be on Hard Knocks is to make the playoffs every year. The league (and HBO) can only require a team to appear on Hard Knocks if they have failed to make the playoffs two years in a row.
I’m anxious to see the Jets and the many ex-Packers on Hard Knocks this summer – should be very entertaining," Murphy wrote for the Packers website. In mid-March, Rodgers agreed to come to the Jets. But the Packers played hardball with the Jets, which resulted in Rodgers being traded to the Jets only a month and a half later. In the end, the deal was reached and Rodgers is set to play outside Green Bay for the first time in his career.
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