The subsequent season of HBO’s Exhausting Knocks will give attention to the New York Jets, however the staff’s new quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is lower than thrilled in regards to the state of affairs.
“They pressured it down our throats, and we’ve obtained to take care of it,” the athlete, 39, not too long ago instructed KPIX-TV on the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. “I perceive the attraction with us. Clearly, there’s a variety of eyes on me. A whole lot of eyes on our staff. A whole lot of expectations on our squad.”
Rodgers was traded to the Jets in April after 18 years with the Inexperienced Bay Packers. Earlier this month, ESPN confirmed that the Jets can be the topic of season 20 of Exhausting Knocks, which follows one staff by means of coaching camp or the common NFL season.
In keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rodgers wasn’t the one member of the Jets who was sad in regards to the Exhausting Knocks information.
“The Jets fought all of it alongside,” Schefter claimed on a latest episode of the community’s Get Up. “They met with NFL Movies and instructed them clear as day, ‘We don’t wish to do that.’ And when you’re all speaking in regards to the final time the Jets did it with [former Jets coach] Rex Ryan and [former general manager] Mike Tannenbaum, they have been alongside for the journey. This group just isn’t alongside for the journey.”
Schefter went on to say he thinks the brand new season of Exhausting Knocks will “not be the identical” due to the staff’s alleged reluctance to take part.
“They’re not gonna be given the identical entry,” he claimed. “The Jets don’t imagine it’s humane to point out gamers being launched, so it could shock me if we see them this summer season. … They’re gonna go in there as a result of it’s, as Aaron Rodgers says, being pressured down their throats. However the Jets should not going to offer the extent of cooperation that the Lions supplied final yr or that different groups have supplied in different years.”
Rodgers, for his half, mentioned there’s one a part of Exhausting Knocks he really does get pleasure from: the narration. Liev Schreiber has narrated the collection because it started in 2001, aside from a 2007 season that was helmed by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs superfan Paul Rudd.
“[I like] the voice of God, who narrates it,” Rodgers instructed KPIX-TV. “Liev. I hope I get to satisfy him.”
Earlier than Rodgers joined the Jets, many followers have been involved he would retire forward of the 2022 season. In March of that yr, he confirmed that he would return to the Packers for his 18th season with the staff. He signed a three-year, $150 million contract with the Wisconsin staff, however one yr later, he was traded to the Jets.
“Clearly, we’re snug with how this deal formed,” Jets basic supervisor Joe Douglas mentioned in April. “Our objective from the start was so as to add Aaron to the staff, so we have been capable of get that. We agreed to phrases yesterday and we’re simply excited to deliver him right here.”