Aaron Rodgers has told his New York Jets teammates that they should be playing with "their brains turned on" every time they step on the field. Rodgers, 39, has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the last two decades but for the first time in his career he is playing for a team outside the Green Bay Packers.
The season is starting in a month and a half and Rodgers is determined to quickly develop chemistry with his new teammates. “If we’re just going through the motions when we’re on the field, we’re missing opportunity.
Every time we’re on the field, we should be alert for anything. And I like to test them on some stuff that maybe they haven’t thought about before or maybe it was installed in Day One that we were here and maybe something we talked about in the spring, just that they know kind of how I operate.
Everything is up, No 1. But also, the best players are the smartest players. So any time we’re on that field, whether it’s a half-line walkthrough or a full 11-on-11 play, they should be playing with their brains turned on," Rodgers said, via the Associated Press.
Rodgers praised by Jets coach Robert Saleh
Apart from being the Jets' new starting quarterback, Rodgers is also one of the most experienced and accomplished players on the team. With that being said, Rodgers is expected to lead the Jets in every sense possible.
“I see him walking all over the place, talking to people. It’s funny because I think I’m learning his body language where he’s going to either talk some trash or give a good coaching point. He’s been great," Jets coach Saleh said.
When Rodgers arrived in New York, he immediately made it clear his goal was to deliver the Jets their first Super Bowl win since 1969.
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