Sam Darnold, who’ll be starting his 12th game as the Jets’ rookie QB and who also as a child no doubt watched No. 12 in green and gold on his TV in Southern California, has a list of things he likes about Rodgers’ game.
“Just the way he’s able to see the field so fast, it’s almost like he knows what the defense is going to do before the snap. For him it looks so easy and effortless,” Darnold said. “And he has probably the best arm talent that I’ve ever seen debatably in the NFL’s entire history. He’s just really gifted throwing the football, but on top of that, he’s super smart so we’ve got our hands full with him.”
But those injuries have entered the outside conversation about Rodgers’ status. There was the knee he injured in Green Bay’s opener and the groin strain he came out of Sunday’s loss to the Bears. Interim head coach Joe Philbin said earlier this week players being paid to play, but today he said, “I’m hopeful he’s going to practice and I’m hopeful he’s going to play.”