Broncos head coach Sean Payton generated headlines this week by criticizing Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for the work he did last year when he was in charge in Denver. Payton also made remarks overall critical of the Jets.
Aaron Rodgers was not amused by what Payton had to say.
“He (Hackett) is arguably my favorite coach I’ve ever had in the NFL. I thought it was way out of line, inappropriate, and I think he needs to keep my coaches’ names out of his mouth.” - @AaronRodgers12 to me on Sean Payton’s quotes @nflnetwork @NFL pic.twitter.com/f7Aur2WgMc— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) July 30, 2023
I would have to guess that this whole thing will quickly fade from memories and then reemerge in the lead up to the Week 5 game the teams are scheduled to play on October 8 in Denver.
Training camp drama is frequently manufactured and overhyped. At its best, it can be the type of thing that can bring the team together a bit, especially when it comes outside the organization. Time will tell whether or not this will ultimately be the case. It also could provide the Jets a little extra motivation to work in the week they fly out to Denver to play Payton’s Broncos.