New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been informally involved in some recruiting during a recent interview.
Each Tzvi Machlin of The Spun, Rodgers called the Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams “the best receiver in the league” while speaking to Adam Schein of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio.
Of course, Adams and Rodgers were teammates with the Green Bay Packers from 2014 to the 2021 season until Green Bay. transaction All-Pro receiver for Raid in March 2022.
“…And it doesn’t have to be that close,” said Rodgers of the rated receiver. “There are a few people in that stratosphere but (Adams) is the best.”
Interestingly, recently Adams note that he was proud to win the All-Pro title in his first campaign with the Raiders because doing so proves “a midfielder just doesn’t suit me” and that “he doesn’t need Aaron Rodgers.” Interestingly, however, Adams added in that conversation with Mirin Fader of The Ringer that he and the Raiders main office “don’t agree on what we think is best for us right now.”
Some linked Adams to the Jets shortly after The Ringer article became public, but both He And Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels downplayed any potential controversy caused by the 30-year-old’s earlier comments when speaking to reporters on Thursday. For a work published last week, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote that the Jets “definitely have no room for” Adams due to already possessing a number of talented players in the position, including 2022 Attacking Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson.
Rodgers compare Wilson with Adams earlier this month and told Schein he believes the 22-year-old can one day match his former teammate’s achievements. That’s all well and good, but Rodgers also make it known he’s more worried about being “respected” than making friends in New York before the 40th birthday he’ll celebrate in December.
Florio mentioned the Raiders could theoretically be able to afford to send Adams elsewhere any time after June 1, such as before the fall trading deadline if a team like the Jets decides to want to go all out trying to win Super Bowl LVIII.