Aaron Rodgers feels badly about how things played out for benched backup Zach Wilson … admitting he’s “disappointed and sad” the young quarterback didn’t get to sit back and learn from him this season.
The former No. 2 overall pick recently lost his starting gig to Tim Boyle after struggling to find a rhythm as Rodgers recovers from his Achilles injury … and during the four-time MVP’s appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show,” he said he has guilt about the situation.
“I feel for Zach, I love Zach.” Rodgers said. “Zach’s such a great kid and I do think he still has a bright future in the league.”
NY Jets Bench QB Zach Wilson After Another Bad Loss, Will Start Tim Boyle
Rodgers believes it’s more fair to throw blame on the whole team than just on Zach … but ultimately, it was time to find a spark on offense.
“This is disappointing, I have some personal guilt around the whole thing,” he added. “I mean, I’m pissed I wasn’t able to play and frustrated that if I was out there, and I feel like I’d be playing well, there would be obviously different narratives around our team and Zach would have the opportunity to learn and grow and see what it looks like without the pressure on and being able to sit in those meetings and go through the season and just kind of watch me and my process.”
Rodgers said the team will continue to support both Zach and Tim moving forward … but reiterated it’s not all Wilson’s fault the team is sitting at 4-6.
As for his own recovery, Rodgers said things continue to go well as he runs more on the treadmill … but he still doesn’t have a set return date just yet.
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