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Jets QB Sam Darnold admits to studying Aaron Rodgers in offseason

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will be standing across the field from Aaron Rodgers this weekend but he has already watched him a lot during the offseason. Darnold has tried to study quarterbacks coming into the league and one of the guys he has really focused on is the Green Bay Packers future Hall of Famer.

“During the offseason I look at Aaron all the time, first of all just to watch some of the cool throws that he is able to make,” Darnold said Monday via The New York Post. “He’s really is the most talented person I’ve ever seen the way he is able to get rid of the ball and throw the football.

“Just from that aspect it’s fun as a quarterback knowing how hard the position is, knowing how hard it is to play, it’s really cool to be able to watch someone really make it look so easy.”

Darnold has aspirations of one day being one of the better quarterbacks in the league and watching Rodgers is a good way to start. Darnold struggled to start the season but is playing a lot better as of late. In the Jets last game against the Texans, he threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns. The most impressive part of the outing was not throwing an interception, something he has had issues with early in his career.

As long as Rodgers is playing on Sunday, which signs point that way it will be fun to watch the present and the future square off head to head.