Sauce Gardner gives the latest on his Aaron Rodgers comments
As the Jets enter an offseason in which they are set to acquire a veteran quarterback, star rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner has been all over social media, sparking rumors about who it might be.
The favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award recently posted a tweet in which he tagged Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Although he has since deleted the tweet, Gardner appeared on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Tuesday and said, “I know a little bit about something…” regarding speculation the Jets could trade against Rogers.
At an event to promote the TUMS WORDY contest game on Tuesday night in Manhattan, Gardner answered more questions about the Jets’ offseason.
“No, I was just trolling,” Gardner insisted when asked about his “Good Morning Football” remarks.
Asked about the Jets’ expectations for the 2023 season, Gardner said: “Man, let us land [a quarterback] or not, we’re trying to get to the Super Bowl. We have to get to the playoffs first.
Gardner and his teammates are definitely crossing their fingers for a quarterback. In addition to tweeting about Rodgers, Gardner also had a few words for Derek Carr who is expected to be released by the Raiders on Feb. 15 if they haven’t traded him by then.
All Jets players can do is sit back and wait to see what the front office does.
Gardner said he was looking forward to some downtime after his dominating rookie campaign.
“Just vibe, have some me time,” Gardner said of how he plans to spend his first NFL offseason.
He’ll have something to look forward to on Thursday, when he and fellow rookie teammate Garret Wilson are big favorites to be named winners of the awards as top defensive and offensive rookies. Gardner and Wilson getting those honors would further establish the Jets as an attractive landing spot for any quarterback looking to play for a team with a talented young squad.
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