3 reasons why Packers should trade Aaron Rodgers to Jets

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers could be a great mentor for Zach Wilson

After being drafted second overall in the 2021 draft out of BYU, Zach Wilson has had a historically poor start to his NFL career. He was ultimately benched multiple times in his sophomore season, which was mired with missed throws, turnovers, and a lack of accountability for his poor play.

This fueled speculation that the Jets would try to move on from him in the offseason in exchange for a mid-to-late-round selection. However, the Jets seemingly have not given up on Wilson and have continued to express confidence in his long-term potential.

As Wilson continued to lose his confidence as the season progressed, perhaps it would be best for him to take at least a season to sit and learn from the bench. Given that many evaluators said before the draft that Zach Wilson would benefit from sitting to start his career, similar to Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, this may be the best path forward for his long-term development.

What better way to learn about the intricacies of playing quarterback than by learning from one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game?

Since Wilson has spoken openly about how he idolized Rodgers growing up, hopefully he’ll be receptive to learning and developing behind him. Ideally, Wilson would be able to one day regain the position and perform at a much higher level than what we have seen to this point.

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