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Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, is impressed by Zach Wilson, the rookie signal-caller for New York Jets.
Rodgers was praised by Kevin Harlan, play-by-play announcer for the Packers' 23-14 loss at Lambeau Field last Saturday.
Rodgers stated, "I got to know Zach in the offseason. Had some conversations with him."
"He is a great young boy. His disposition and his mentality are very admirable. He is a great thrower. He made a great throw, breaking the pocket and breaking contain. Moving to his right, he threw it down the right sideline. This is the type of thing he will need to do.
Wilson was a star in the Jets' win. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 128 yard and two touchdowns. After leading the Jets to a win of 12-7 over the New York Giants, Wilson is now 15-of-20 and has thrown for 191 yards.
The No. The No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft will be given to lead a team that went 2-14 last year.
Early returns have been positive and Wilson's endorsement by one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history is encouraging. Wilson and the Jets now focus on Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 12.