Aaron Rodgers may be the star of next season of «Hard Knocks» when the New York Jets reportedly take center stage on the HBO series that annually covers the trials and tribulations of an NFL team during the training camp, but that doesn’t mean I’m a fan. to have the cameras there.
After ESPN reported that the Jets were going to be the team of the summer, Rodgers’ 2022 interview with Bill Maher on «Club Random» resurfaced discussing «Hard Knocks.»
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Maher asked Rodgers a hypothesis about the Green Packers, Rodgers’ team at the time, asking him about doing «Hard Knocks». Maher asked if the quarterback would think that was a good thing.
«No,» Rodgers replied, adding that he would «veto» the idea.
«I heard they were interested a couple of times, but our general manager never wanted to do it,» he explained of the Packers’ thinking. «I mean, usually it’s teams that are kind of on the bottom and they’ve worked on the deal where there’s like five or six teams that they can choose from that they really don’t have a choice. But I mean, I as real and authentic interactions.
Rodgers found something positive in the TV show: Liev Schreiber. It seemed that Rodgers was a big fan of the idea of Schreiber narrating.
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It will be the second time the franchise has appeared on the show, with the 2010 team, led by head coach Rex Ryan, getting the nod. Since New York traded Rodgers in April, the Jets have been the favorites to be selected for «Hard Knocks,» with only three other teams eligible for the show.
Those teams were the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Commanders, and the Chicago Bears.
New York is coming off a season in which great strides were made, staying in playoff contention through week 17.
New York gave up a lot to acquire Rodgers, sending Green Bay the 13th pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, a 2023 second-round pick, a 2023 sixth-round pick and a 2024 conditional second-round pick that becomes first. -round pick if Rodgers plays 65% of the snaps in 2023.
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The four-time MVP will enter his 19th NFL season and first away from the Packers.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.