There’s plenty of excitement in the Big Apple around the Jets this season, and even from one of the organization’s biggest antagonists.
Former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said during Monday’s “Let’s Go” podcast that he expected Aaron Rodgers to “have a great year.”
The seven-time Super Bowl winner also forecasted that the Jets were going to have a “really good team.”
The Jets have gone through a massive overhaul during the offseason with the addition of Rodgers, along with Dalvin Cook, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.
“I’m excited for him,” Brady said during the show. “He’ll be invigorated. Looks like he’s having a good time up to this year. I know he has been engaged in the offseason, which is always great, and really trying to connect with his teammates.”
Brady went through a similar transition in the latter stages of his career, signing with the Buccaneers in 2020 after spending 20 years with the Patriots.
The Jets can only hope this move works out as well, as Brady led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl in his first season.
There’s no question that Rodgers has been putting in the time with his new teammates.
He has been seen around New York at various events, most recently he was with Randall Cobb and C.J. Uzomah at the US Open over the weekend.
On the field, Rodgers appeared in one preseason game against the Giants. He played two series and completed 5 of 8 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson.
“They have a really good team,” Brady continued on the podcast. “They have a really good offense. And, you know, Aaron’s been, when he’s got good receivers, man, it’s pretty dangerous. I think he is gonna have a great year.”
Rodgers’ impact on the team has led to him being voted by the team as one of the three players who will be captains this season.
“Aaron has been fantastic, he really has. He’s been unbelievable with his voice, his messaging, his nurturing of the of the young guys around him,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said, according to the team website.
The Jets open the regular season next week when they host the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on “Monday Night Football.”