Aaron Rodgers tweaks his calf in follow, Jets QB doesn’t imagine damage is severe

Tuesday was the first day the media would possibly watch Jets OTA comply with as a result of the workers acquired Aaron Rodgers.

However all the assembled media seen of Gang Inexperienced’s new movie star quarterback was him standing on the sideline for 90 minutes.

After warming up collectively along with his teammates, Rodgers spent most of Tuesday’s comply with and never utilizing a helmet on the sideline. He tweaked his calf whereas warming up and took the day without work as he didn’t participate in each explicit particular person or workers drills.

“I simply tweaked my calf pre-practice situations,” Rodgers talked about. “I don’t suppose it’s too severe.”

Rodgers didn’t go inside with trainers to get checked out as he watched Zach Wilson run the first-team offense all through 7-on-7 drills all via the day. It appears not practising Tuesday was solely a precautionary measure. He moreover chatted with assistant coaches via the comply with session and recognized directions to players as a result of the Jets have been working a model new offense under Nathaniel Hackett, who was employed in January.

“Simply having his presence, his perception in soccer,” Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah talked about about Rodgers. “I’m learning masses, merely the concepts, the coverages, how he wants us to run certain points, he’s opening up the playbook.

“It isn’t basically, you’re working to a spot and problems with that nature. I’ll uncover you on this window, you don’t must do X, Y, Z, or irrespective of.

“Conferences is the place we really feel his presence probably the most as a result of it isn’t somebody speaking to you, it’s ‘we’re going to cease for a second to speak about this simply so we’re on the identical web page.’ It has been superior.”

Monday was the first day of three weeks of organized workers actions for Robert Saleh’s workers. Gang Inexperienced moreover might have practices the subsequent two weeks essential as a lot as a obligatory minicamp, which shall be held June 13-15.

Following the anticipated commerce for Rodgers, the earlier four-time NFL MVP talked about he would participate throughout the workers’s voluntary offseason program. Throughout his earlier three seasons with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Rodgers skipped voluntary OTAs, nevertheless he did comply with with the rest of his new teammates on Monday.

“It’s been superior,” Rodgers talked about. “Have had numerous pleasing, haven’t been to OTAs the ultimate couple of years. It’s been good to be out proper right here, being in conferences, speaking up about certain points, adjustments throughout the offense, additional educating components.

“Clearly, acquired a protracted historical past with Nathaniel, so he has given me the latitude to talk up in conferences and simply the chance to assist out Zach [Wilson], Tim [Boyle] and Chris [Streveler].”

It has been practically a month since Rodgers was formally traded from the Packers to the Jets. Throughout that fast time, the long term Corridor of Famer has already modified the custom contained within the Jets facility.

Gamers have well-known Rodgers has held them accountable all through conferences as he has raised the standard for the group. Gang Inexperienced hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010, the longest postseason drought throughout the NFL. With the addition of Rodgers, many rely on the Jets to be a playoff contender and doubtless have a chance to attain the Tremendous Bowl.

“Would like to go 17-0 and cruise to the playoffs and win a championship, however we aren’t going to have the ability to except we give attention to the moments,” Saleh talked about.

“Acknowledge the noise, acknowledge the positivity, be smitten by it on account of, in my opinion, I really feel 32 coaches stand in entrance of their teams yearly and talk about worthwhile a championship and realistically there’s presumably six or eight teams which have an exact chance to do it and I do suppose we’re a sort of teams.

“However none of it issues except we do it and handle it right this moment.”

Not solely has Rodgers made his presence felt contained within the Jets facility, nevertheless he was moreover seen at Knicks and Rangers video video games earlier this month. Being a California native, Rodgers didn’t know loads about New Jersey outdoor of Teterboro Airport and the reality TV current “Jersey Shore” sooner than his arrival.

Now, Rodgers has gotten to know the realm away from the Jets facility.

“Everyone has been nice,” Rodgers talked about. “Individuals out and about, they’re really type and cherished stopping and taking footage and irrespective of they need.

“Clearly, with the city shut by, there are so many New Yorkers who’re tremendous followers.

“It has been like a dream month to this point.”