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Jets WR Garrett Wilson trying to be 'sponge' learning Aaron Rodgers-led offense

New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson seemingly has unlimited potential to take off to new heights this season with four-time AP Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers as his new quarterback.

Wilson, who has already been able to spend time with Rodgers during offseason activities, is just trying to soak in everything he can and learn the Jets' offense with their newest leader under center.  

"Yeah, man, it's been really special," Wilson told ESPN’s Rich Cimini at his football camp on Sunday. "I try to be as much of a sponge as I can be and make sure I'm learning and spending time with Randall (Cobb) and Allen (Lazard). People that have been around Aaron, so that I can make sure I'm picking up all the nuances of the offense and trying to put myself to where I'm feeling 100 percent comfortable out on the field. But it's been really fun, man, and obviously, he can deal, and it's a lot that comes with it though. It's fun to play, man."

The Jets have made Rodgers feel right at home by adding a few familiar faces to the roster with the offseason signings of Cobb and Lazard, both former Packers. After spending a decade with Rodgers, Cobb has reunited with his longtime QB once again. Now, he can use his knowledge to show the younger players, including Wilson, the advantages of playing with a superstar like Rodgers. Lazard, who spent five seasons in Green Bay, is also able to share his own experiences with the 10-time Pro Bowler.

This is new territory for Wilson, who was drafted No. 10 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Wilson had 83 receptions for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns. Not only are those impressive stats for a young receiver, but the 22-year-old was able to keep the momentum going no matter who was throwing the ball to him, whether it was Zach Wilson, Joe Flacco or Mike White. Now, he can fully focus on improving his game and learning the offense with the knowledge that the Jets' quarterback situation is firmly decided.

Wilson will get the chance to know what it's like playing with a Super Bowl champion. During his 2022 campaign, Rodgers threw for 3,695 yards with a 64.6% completion rate and had 26 passing touchdowns.

Not only do the Jets finally have a powerful and accurate arm, but Mecole Hardman and Corey Davis are also a part of the receivers room, creating a dynamic group with a wealth of experience between them. With training camp approaching, coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett have a lot of talent to work with.

For Wilson, this will be time used to learn the offense and bond with his new teammates as he prepares for the new season.

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