Aaron Rodgers has expressed his love for MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’, with the quarterback further revealing he once saw a DJ Pauly D perform in Las Vegas, as he gushed about his ‘dream month after concluding an exchange in New York in April.
On Tuesday after the Jets’ second day of OTAs, Rodgers, 39, said, “I was going out to practice today and the media is always there doing little videos and different things.” And the video was some of your best impression of Jersey Shore and I just laughed about it.
‘And then [Jets tight end] CJ Uzomah was walking beside me and he said he had never watched the show. I said, “How can you not watch the show?!”
“It’s one of the biggest shows back when MTV had content on it. It’s phenomenal.
“But I’m a fan of all of them,” the four-time NFL MVP added to the Jersey Shore cast. ‘I actually went to a Pauly D back [Las] Vegas, back when I was going several times a year, 2011 or something like that.
Aaron Rodgers revealed he once went to a DJ Pauly D show (top row, middle) in Las Vegas
The 2011 Super Bowl (XLV) champion, acquired last month from Green Bay, sprained a calf while participating in conditioning drills earlier Tuesday. Rodgers watched the quarterback’s drills and remained on the field during practice, but was without his helmet and did not throw a pass.
“I don’t think it’s too serious,” Rodgers said, downplaying the injury and saying he took “a day at the vet.”
He had no noticeable limp, but stretched his lower legs and ankles several times throughout the workout. Rodgers, who was not wearing a sling over either calf as he stood on the podium and spoke to reporters, was unsure when the injury occurred.
“I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “Just running, I guess.”
Organized team activities began Monday and Rodgers took part in practice, with the Jets tweeting photos and videos of the quarterback throwing passes.
Tuesday’s session marked the first with media participation, and a few dozen reporters showed up to watch Rodgers practice with the Jets for the first time.
“It was surreal, of course, and weird looking at my locker and seeing number 8, and wearing Jets gear is kind of weird, of course,” Rodgers said. “But every day there’s been something that’s been a special little sign or a synchronicity or just a cool moment that reminds me that I’m in the right place.”
The veteran added that he was delighted to arrive at the Jets facilities every day since his trade
The 39-year-old quarterback was seen standing to one side watching practice on Tuesday
Rodgers has also enjoyed getting to know his new surroundings — whether it’s playing Knicks and Rangers playoff games or learning where he can find the team’s mailroom.
He also joked that the only things he knew about New Jersey before were Teterboro Airport and “Jersey Shore” – a reality series that aired on MTV from 2009 to 2012. The series follows the lives of eight roommates in a vacation home in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
“I’ve been assured it’s not an appropriate representation of this great state,” Rodgers said with a smile before adding later, “I mean, it’s been like a dream month so far. .”
With the Jets, Rodgers reunites with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who led the Packers offense in the quarterback’s last two MVP seasons in 2020 and 2021.
Rodgers (#8) performs stretching exercises as head coach Robert Saleh, center, looks on
There are also several other familiar faces on the court with Rodgers, including wide receivers Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb and offensive lineman Billy Turner. But Rodgers is also building relationships with many new players and helping Hackett set up the offense.
“I really wanted to be there, at least for some of the first things, to let them know how I like to do things,” Rodgers said. “Some of the code words, some of the little tweaks, some of the ways I see the game – just spark the conversation.”
Rodgers’ presence fired up many of his new teammates, who admitted to being a bit starstruck when the quarterback first arrived.
“It’s on, man,” cornerback DJ Reed said of the energy around the team.
Saleh particularly enjoyed watching Rodgers work and interact with players and coaches.
“It was cool,” Saleh said. “I joke that he’s closer to a coach than a player at this stage of his career. He’s a fantastic mind, he’s a fantastic conversationalist. It’s all been positive.