Thursday, Rodgers Gets A Glimpse Of Life After New York Jets
It's fitting that the New York Jets are playing in this year's NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday at 8pm. Two former Gang Green greats are amongst the class of nine being inducted this week, defensive lineman, Joe Klecko and cornerback, Darrelle Revis.
It may be just as fitting that Jets quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is only the mandatory "five years of retirement" away from his own induction day. Depending on the statistic, Rodgers is a "modern era" Top 5, or at least Top 10 All-Time quarterback. And for most experts, he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. In addition, the Jets are banking on #8 adding to that resume.
Rodgers and his New York Jets open their preseason schedule Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns. According to Robert Saleh, Zach Wilson will be the starting quarterback. Rodgers will not suit up for the game. According to friend of The Drive with Charlie & Dan, Tom Rock of newsday.com, part of the team's itinerary on at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be an exclusive tour of the museum.
Does Aaron Rodgers think about his return to Canton for his own ceremony? Rodgers told Rock, “I mean, that’s going to be a while. I’ll play a few more years and then it’ll be five after that. Who knows what’s going to happen in eight or nine years? That’s a long way off.” Sounds like Aaron Rodgers plans on playing football for the next three or four years. That may be pretty good news for Jets fans, especially if Rodgers builds on those Hall of Fame credentials.