Aaron Rodgers is officially the quarterback for the New York Jets. On Wednesday morning, videos surfaced of the quarterback arriving at the team facility. Then, in the afternoon, the official press conference took place.
One of the questions Aaron Rodgers was asked was about his training plans and off-season activities.
According to NFL Network’s NFL Insider Tom Pelissero, the quarterback said he will be in the New York area for the entire offseason. This clearly shows that he will be participating in the New York Jets’ voluntary workouts and OTAs in the coming months before training camp.
Rodgers says he plans to be in New York “during the offseason,” an indication that he will participate in voluntary and OTA workouts this spring, a change from recent years in Green Bay.
NFL teams from across the league are currently participating in voluntary workouts at their training facilities. And, if the 39-year-old quarterback intends to spar with his new york jets team throughout this offseason, he will likely show up ready to work starting Thursday.
Why did QB Aaron Rodgers change his number?
When Aaron Rogers arrived for his first official press conference with the New York Jets, he brought a new jersey number with him. The four-time NFL MVP will now wear the number eight on his New York Jets jersey. He wore number 12 his entire tenure with the Green Bay Packers since he was drafted in 2005.
When asked about the number change, Rodgers said the Jets’ number 12 jersey is “Broadway Joe” in reference to joe namath. He said there was no way he was going to get his number out of retirement. However, Namath reportedly said last month that if the New York Jets traded for the quarterback, he would gladly hand over the number.
“To me, 12 is Broadway Joe and I didn’t even want to go down that road. I’m excited to get back to my college number,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers also mentioned that when he walked into the New York Jets facility, he walked past the only Super Bowl trophy they won in the 1968 season. The 39-year-old said he hopes to play with the talented young team and add at least another Lombardi Trophy to that ‘loner’ who was sitting there on the premises.