5 former Packers failing miserably with their new teams in 2023

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2. Aaron Rodgers

To say Aaron Rodgers is failing misrably with the New York Jets may be a bit hyperbolic at this point because he hasn't played. But at the same time, I think it's safe to say that whatever Rodgers perceived this change of scenery to be has been a miserable failure of sorts.

Things have not gone according to plan for Rodgers, who made plenty of comments over the course of the offseason that were not-so-subtle shots at the Green Bay Packers. He made it known, in no uncertain terms, that he was really enjoying his change of scenery, he was enjoying the new locker room, and he was enjoying the fresh start with a new organization.

Ultimately, there's nothing really wrong with that. The fact that Rodgers didn't finish his career in Green Bay is just as much on the Packers as it is on Rodgers, perhaps even more so in the other direction, but this season has been an atrocity for the New York Jets on the whole.

And you're going to read more about that upcoming.

Rodgers ruptured his Achilles in the first game of the year, and has since been making strides toward a potentially miraculous return to the field. Rodgers is trying to come back this season, but the Jets are hanging by a thread, quite frankly.

One of the most brutal parts about all of this for Rodgers? He essentially gave back $35 million to facilitate this deal. Rodgers isn't hurting financially, by any means, but that's a lot of money to give back on your contract only to immediately get hurt in the first game of the year.