As rumors of a imaginable Aaron Rodgers waste and acquisition power up, New York Jets awesome Joe Klecko said he does not want nan four-time NFL MVP connected nan squad and feared he whitethorn messiness up nan chemistry nan squad is building.
Klecko appeared connected CBS Sports Radio’s "Zach Gelb Show" past week and believed nan quarterback’s beingness could "absolutely" ruin nan locker room.
"I don't deliberation Rodgers is simply a fresh pinch nan young guys," said Klecko, who was precocious elected to nan Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I subordinate this to myself pinch a young squad that came up erstwhile we started winning. Why it was a bully fresh for each of america was because we each worked together and came up together."
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Defensive lineman Joe Klecko, #73 of nan New York Jets, looks crossed nan statement of scrimmage astatine violative lineman Cody Risien, #63 of nan Cleveland Browns, during a crippled astatine Cleveland Municipal Stadium connected Oct. 9, 1983 successful Cleveland. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
When asked whether he could spot Rodgers taking a toll connected nan locker room, Klecko was judge he would.
"Absolutely. You sewage a young bunch of guys (who) are fighting pinch each other, and you bring a feline successful who has his ain sentiment astir things," Klecko added. "I deliberation that could move a bad emotion successful that locker room."
Green Bay Packers backmost Aaron Rodgers, #12, smiles begetter camera pursuing nan crippled betwixt nan Green Bay Packers and nan Miami Dolphins connected Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 astatine Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. (Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Derek Carr, #4 of nan Las Vegas Raiders, celebrates aft throwing for a touchdown during an NFL shot crippled betwixt nan Las Vegas Raiders and nan New England Patriots astatine Allegiant Stadium connected Dec. 18, 2022 successful Las Vegas. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)
Klecko said he would alternatively spot free-agent backmost Derek Carr return nan reins.
"I spot a feline for illustration [Derek] Carr, who is an All-Pro," nan erstwhile Jets protect lineman said. "He hasn’t been an MVP, but he has had immoderate awesome years. I conscionable can’t spot them going aft a feline that has had each his years and had his way. And then, erstwhile it doesn’t move retired his way, he goes dark. I conscionable can’t spot it."
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Packers wide head Brian Gutekunst addressed Rodgers’ position astatine nan NFL Scouting Combine.
"He's a awesome player, but until we person those conversations, I deliberation each options are connected nan array correct now," Gutekunst said astatine nan NFL Combine erstwhile asked whether he wanted Rodgers backmost for nan 2023 season, according to ESPN. "But we really request to person those conversations. We want what's champion for the Green Bay Packers, what's champion for Aaron. So, we'll get to that erstwhile those conversations happen."
Rodgers emerged past week from four days successful isolation that nan four-time MVP said was to "contemplate each things, my future, and past make a determination I consciousness for illustration is champion for maine moving guardant and nan highest liking of my happiness."
Aaron Rodgers, #12 of nan Green Bay Packers, looks connected against nan Miami Dolphins during nan first half of nan crippled astatine Hard Rock Stadium connected Dec. 25, 2022 successful Miami Gardens, Florida. (Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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While Rodgers is still nether statement pinch nan Packers, his early successful Green Bay is very overmuch successful uncertainty arsenic teams astir nan NFL hole for nan anticipation of Rodgers becoming available via trade.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is simply a elder editor for Fox News Digital.