Packers QB finally joins Jets, but it's not Aaron Rodgers
The New York Jets have added a former Green Bay Packers quarterback to their roster, but it might not be who you were expecting.
Aaron Rodgers watch continues. The four-time MVP remains a Packers player, but it seems the Jets are trying to add just about every former teammate of Rodgers.
But when Rodgers does finally arrive in New York, he will be welcomed by a familiar face.
Former Packers QB joins Jets, but it's not Aaron Rodgers
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Jets are signing former Packers quarterback Tim Boyle.
It's great news for football fans in the New York area, as they will get to experience the Tim Boyle Laser Show throughout the summer.
It's also a smart move from the Jets' perspective. While Boyle isn't likely to start a regular-season game anytime soon, he is a veteran quarterback with knowledge of Nathaniel Hackett's system. That alone makes him a valuable addition.
If Rodgers isn't traded to the Jets in time for the offseason program, or if Rodgers skips the voluntary practices, Boyle can step in and help get the offense up to speed with the system.
As a Packers fan, it's hard not to see the funny side. The Jets are seemingly signing every player or coach who has played with Aaron Rodgers. Yet they still haven't actually traded for Aaron Rodgers himself.
Considering how long this deal is taking to be finalized, we may see Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy, and Donald Driver all come out of retirement to sign with the Jets before the Rodgers trade is completed.
On a serious note, this is great news for Boyle. He was a popular player in Green Bay, and Packers fans should all be pleased to see him land a one-year deal with the Jets.