Zach Wilson’s Eye-Opening Experience with Aaron Rodgers: A Lesson in Life

The Zach Wilson-Aaron Rodgers relationship reportedly soured as the 2023 season progressed in New York. Wilson thought he’d be able to stay in direct contact with Rodgers after Rodgers’ Achilles injury in Week 1, but that didn’t happen and Wilson grew tired of how head coach Robert Saleh “fawned over” A-Rod, according to reports from Zack Rosenblatt and Dianna Russini of The Athletic.

Rodgers was worried about trying to defy the world by returning to the field from an Achilles tear and surgery after three weeks. It wasn’t that quick, but he was pushing it thinking he could come back, at 40 years old from that type of injury, in a matter of months. Wilson might be the only one who’s surprised.

It’s a mystery why Wilson thought they’d have that buddy-buddy, mentor/mentee relationship. Mr. Rodgers doesn’t give a damn about Zach Wilson or anyone else. Hopefully, Wilson takes this as a lesson and treats it as a business the same way Rodgers does.

Where Saleh is concerned, he probably won’t be there much longer anyway. All his fanboying over Rodgers and the hoopla without the wins will lead to him running some team’s defense again as a coordinator. If Rodgers comes back next season and the Jets still can’t make the playoffs, Saleh will likely be finished. Wilson will be moved on his way and Rodgers will retreat to a cave somewhere in the wilderness.