Jets QB Aaron Rodgers: ‘I’m not here to be a savior of any kind’

Aaron Rodgers was all smiles as he held up his No. 8 jersey with the New York Jets on Wednesday.A new number with his new team represents a clear turning of the page for Rodgers, who addressed the New York media at his introductory press conference.”I’m not here to be a savior of any kind,” said the four-time NFL MVP, who joined head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas on stage.It all starts with the jersey number for Rodgers, who elected against wearing his traditional No. 12 in New York even with the blessing of Hall of Famer Joe Namath.”There have been some iconic names to have played here, probably none more iconic than No. 12,” Rodgers said. “I heard what he said about unretiring his number, but to me (No.) 12 is Broadway Joe. I didn’t even want to go down that path and I’m excited about going back to my college number.”Namath led the Jets to their lone Super Bowl appearance in 1969.”That Super Bowl III trophy is looking a little lonely,” Rodgers said.Rodgers, 39, however, would not commit to playing beyond this upcoming season.”Right now, I’m just going to focus on this season,” Rodgers said. “I’m excited to be here.”The Jets paid a significant price to wrest Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.The teams swapped first-round picks, allowing Green Bay to move up two spots to No. 13. The Packers also are receiving one of New York’s two second-round picks, No. 42 overall; a 2023 sixth-round selection; and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that will become a first as long as Rodgers plays 65 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps next season.