Aaron Rodgers' delusional Jets take is pure comedy for Patriots fans

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When the Jets made the seemingly bad decision to trade for 39-year-old Aaron Rodgers last year, it was clear they were going all in on trying to make a real postseason run by rebuilding their team, starting with a superstar quarterback.

Their next roster moves made that even more apparent, as the higher ups allowed Rodgers to dictate which players to sign, most of whom were his friends, and the confidence within the Jets was felt for most of the offseason.

They became one of the most hyped teams leading into the 2023 season, with many analysts and fans they were going to be a real threat in the AFC despite Rodgers having done virtually nothing and played pretty forgettably in recent years with the Packers.

That hope immediately faded during New York's Week 1 matchup against the Bills when Rodgers tore his Achilles on just the fourth play of the game. He was sidelined for the rest of the season, and because of that, the Jets' playoff chances were eliminated as well.

Now that he is healed from his injury, the narrative about Rodgers leading the Jets to the Super Bowl is back on, and the quarterback is leading the brigade with one of the most delusional takes heard this offseason.

Aaron Rodgers' delusional Jets take is pure comedy for Patriots fans

Although the Jets' chances of being a much more successful team this season are inevitably heightened because Rodgers is back in the lineup, it's hard to forget at the end of the day, they are still the Jets. They are a team that hasn't won the division since 2002.

On top of that, they have the longest active playoff drought in the NFL, making it 13 years since playing their last postseason game.

That's not stopping Rodgers' confidence, though, as he shared why he believes the Jets will be a real contender this season during a recent interview with Adam Schein on SiriusXM's “Mad Dog Sports Radio."

“I’m always confident, you know me, I feel like if I’m on the field and doing what I’m capable of doing, No. 1, we’ve always got a chance. And No. 2, more than that, we’re one of those, you know, half dozen to 10 teams that can actually win a championship this year. So that’s what’s exciting.”

A top ten team to win a championship this year? Really?

The AFC currently runs through the back-to-back Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, and no team has shown they can come close to taking them down since any Tom Brady-led team. The idea that the Jets will magically surpass all other contenders and get the job done is laughable, especially coming from a 40 year old quarterback coming off a serious injury with a team he's barely played with.

Confidence is great, and if that's all this was, that would be one thing. But this is teetering on the edge of delusional, which is on par for a guy like Rodgers.

What will become of the Jets will be interesting to watch this season, especially for the Patriots. They meet their rival for their only primetime game in Week 3 and it would be great to see them bring them back to reality by beating them on their turf.

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