Aaron Rodgers has revealed that he talks to Zach Wilson "every single day" as he is rooting for the 24-year-old quarterback to do well in his absence. Wilson, the second-overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, was supposed to be Rodgers' replacement in 2023 and learn under one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
But after Rodgers suffered a serious injury just four snaps into the Jets' first game of the season, Wilson automatically became the starting quarterback again. After leading the Jets to a win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, Wilson didn't do particularly last week in a 30-10 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
This Sunday, the Jets are hosting the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. “I talk to Zach all the time. I love Zach. Zach’s my guy. I’m pulling for him. We talk every single day. Just want him to go out and play free and confident this week.
Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Jets haven’t beaten them in a while. So, good time to end the streak," Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee show, via The New York Post.
Rodgers on if he will be on the sideline on game days
After tearing his Achilles tendon, Rodgers underwent surgery to repair the damage.
When Rodgers gets the green light to walk again, he plans to visit his teammates. But Rodgers is seemingly unsure if he will be on the sideline on game days. “I miss the guys. It’s hard to be away from them. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get there at some point.
I don’t think I can be on the sidelines until I can evade guys running [into me]. I don’t know if I’ll be hanging out with Woody and Christopher [Johnson] in the owner’s box eating hot dogs. I don’t eat hot dogs," Rodgers said.