Aaron Rodgers speaks out on New York Jets future with 'few years' claim

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Aaron Rodgers has committed his future to the New York Jets for a
Aaron Rodgers has committed his future to the New York Jets for a 'few years' (Image: Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers, the four-time NFL MVP, has expressed his commitment to continue playing in the NFL with the New York Jets for a 'few years'.

The announcement comes after Rodgers signed a reworked two-year contract with the team. The Jets' new head coach, Robert Saleh, had previously said he expected Rodgers to continue beyond 2023.

Rodgers, who joined the Jets in a blockbuster trade from the Green Bay Packers in May, initially only committed to the 2023 season. However, he has now agreed to a new two-year contract worth $75 million (£59m), as he bids to help the franchise end its postseason drought and pursue another Super Bowl title.

The Jets have not made the playoffs since 2010, which coincidentally was the same season Rodgers won his only Super Bowl with the Packers. Saleh said in July: "I don't want to back him into a corner and make him commit to something like that.

"I just want him to have fun and know that when he walks in this building to let loose and have a little bit of fun, B.S. with the guys, come in the office, come talk to us, and just enjoy playing football. Odds are, if you enjoy playing football, you're going to want to keep doing it.

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"I wouldn't put pressure on him to commit to something like that anyway, but I'd be shocked if he doesn't play multiple years. He looks like a little kid out there."

Rodgers, 39, has now confirmed Saleh's expectations, saying on Tuesday (via the Express US ): "This is going to be a few years partnership. I feel great about what I’m making (in his contract).

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"It wasn’t really a negotiation… it was an easy conversation between me and Joe, talking about the state of the team and the opportunities that could be out there.”

The quarterback's enjoyment of life in New York is evident as he has been seen attending NBA playoff games alongside his new Jets teammates and mingling with celebrities. Rodgers said: “Change can be difficult, for sure, especially when it’s that drastic – 18 years in one spot. But if you can lean into it and embrace it, there’s some really beautiful things on the other side.

"I’ve been experiencing it so far and the people have been great, both in Jersey and in the city. And I’m just having a hell of a time.”

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