Aaron Rodgers reveals his hope for Zach Wilson

Rodgers willing to mentor Wilson and help the former second overall pick grow.

by Dzevad Mesic
Aaron Rodgers reveals his hope for Zach Wilson

Aaron Rodgers hopes 24-year-old Zach Wilson will come out a much better player out of his current situation. Wilson, the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, didn't look particularly good or promising in his first two seasons in the league.

Mainly because Wilson didn't live up to the expectations, the New York Jets entered this offseason needing to find a new starting quarterback. Wilson is now a bench player and he has a chance to learn from one of the best quarterbacks to ever do it.

“I hope this time for him is like a deep inhale and exhale and he can really take a breath and pause and deal with the disappointment of last year and the frustration, and then channel it. I feel like he has, just re-channel it as a positive and focus on the opportunity in front of him to learn with a guy who loves him and cares about him and wants him to be great and wants him to do incredible things every day and be better,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers: Wilson is improving

Wilson didn't do particularly well in his rookie season but some insisted there was no need to overreact to it. But Wilson didn't improve in 2022 - instead, his performances were even more disappointing than in 2021.

Now that Wilson is a bench player, there is less pressure and expectation on him and he can focus on just improving his game. According to Rodgers, Wilson has been looking better lately. “He has played really, really well in camp.

He’s made a number of great throws. He looks confident. His fundamentals are improving. He’s throwing the ball on time. He’s got all the intangibles. I think he’ll look back years from now and be really thankful for this time to grow, to reset, to take a breath, and it’s gonna set him up for a nice long career in the league," Rodgers said.

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