Darrelle Revis urges Aaron Rodgers to ‘come in HUMBLE’ if he joins Jets this offseason, as the Hall of Fame cornerback says quarterback has what it takes to ‘weather the storm’ in New York
Aaron Rodgers could wind up in New York this offseason, and Jets legend Darrelle Revis has offered a friendly suggestion to the Packers quarterback should he switch over to a different shade of green.
While Rodgers last year signed a three-year extension that could theoretically keep him in Green Bay until 2026, ESPN reported in January that the franchise prefers to ‘move on’ from the 39-year-old and trade him.
The Jets – with their talented receiving corps, stout defense and gaping need for a quarterback – have thus emerged as a potential landing spot for Rodgers, and Revis had some advice for the quarterback if the deal comes to fruition.
‘I would tell Aaron to come in humble,’ Revis told TMZ Sports.
‘I would tell him to embrace the city as best as he can. It’s definitely a tough market but I truly believe that Aaron, with all of his success and what he will bring to the table, I think he will be able to weather the storm.’
Aaron Rodgers may have played his last game for the Green Bay Packers
Darrelle Revis was announced as a Hall of Famer earlier in February for a glittering career
Rodgers, who emerged from a four-day ‘darkness retreat’ on Wednesday, is expected to make a decision on his football future soon.
With Rodgers currently guaranteed $59million by the Packers next season, it may be a natural time for the franchise to part with a quarterback who threw his most interceptions (12) in a season since 2008.
The prospect of retirement is also not out of the question for the quarterback, who has logged 18 seasons in the NFL already.
If he does choose to keep playing, the Jets could be a soft landing spot.
The team has the 2022 AP Rookie of the Year in wide receiver Garrett Wilson and a capable running back in Breece Hall, assuming he recovers from his ACL injury.
Garrett Wilson totaled 1,103 yards and four touchdowns in an impressive rookie season
Additionally, Rodgers would reunite with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who was appointed to the same position in New York after a disastrous season as the Broncos’ head coach.
The two share a close relationship, and Rodgers recently sung the coach’s praises on The Pat McAfee Show.
‘Love Hack. Hack is my guy. Love him and Megan and the kids,’ Rodgers said. ‘They’re really special to me. We really bonded when he was in Green Bay. He made it fun. He made the room fun. He made the weeks fun.’
The Jets flirted with the playoffs in 2022, but faltered down the stretch after a 6-3 start due to quarterback injuries and poor play at the position. Rodgers though, could be the one to take the team to the next level.
‘I believe he has weapons at every position,’ said Revis, who was announced as a member of the 2023 Hall of Fame class earlier this month. ‘As Jets fans. As Jet lovers. We can see some high-scoring games. We can see some big victories.’
‘Having a superstar quarterback in Rodgers, he can definitely put points on the board very quickly which would help the defense rest much better and they can be more explosive.’
Revis played a big role in one of the most successful Jets eras in team history, and made two conference championships with the team in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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