Aaron Rodgers Arrives At New York Jets Facility, Meets With Media
Aaron Rodgers Arrives At New York Jets Facility ... Meets With Media
4/26/2023 7:29 AM PT
11:25 AM PT -- Aaron Rodgers just came face-to-face with the New York media for the first time as a Jet ... and the whole presser was short and to the point, as the ex-Packer answered questions for just over 15 minutes.
Rodgers said the team's success in recent drafts, as well as the addition of his former Packers offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, made the Jets the most logical landing spot.
As for his NFL future, the quarterback did not specify whether he is invested in the Jets beyond the 2023-2024 season ... but said he'd be around "for the foreseeable future."
The 39-year-old also explained why he decided to wear No. 8, which he wore in college ... saying he felt No. 12 belonged to "Broadway" Joe Namath.
Rodgers says he's motivated by the new chapter ... and he's been excited as he prepares to suit up for his new team.
The man of the hour has arrived -- Aaron Rodgers just touched down at the New York Jets' facility on Wednesday ... and he's already decked out in his new team's merch!!
Gang Green shared video of their newest quarterback showing up at 1 Jets Drive minutes ago ... and he was met right at the door by team owner Woody Johnson, head coach Robert Saleh, and the rest of the front office.
Everyone in the clip is understandably smiling from ear to ear ... and they gotta be relieved to finally have their coveted 4-time MVP in the building.
Rodgers -- who officially became a Jet on Monday -- will face the New York media for the first time later in the day ... and we're sure he will have plenty to talk about.
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He already shared his goodbye to his team of 18 seasons ... penning a heartfelt letter to the Green Bay Packers on Instagram.
Green Bay Packers Trading Aaron Rodgers To New York Jets
"I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express the gratitude that I have to the @packers, our incredible fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players that I crossed paths with, the incredible men and women who work for the organization, and the amazing people who I got to meet along the way, in one post with 10 pictures, but I hope you read this and feel my heart and soul, filled with love, joy, and peace about my time in green and gold. 💚💛," Rodgers said in the post.
He also thanked everyone from the front office to coaches, staffers, teammates and everyone in between ... as well as the fans who supported him over the years.
"This is not the end for us, I will see you again Green Bay, you’ll always have my heart ❤️"
We'll update the post as soon as he sits in front of the mic.
Originally Published -- 7:29 AM PT