New York Jets legendary quarterback Joe Namath put Zach Wilson on full blast. The 80-year-old did not hold back in a recent tirade as he publicly shamed the Jets‘ QB1, who has stepped into the role following Aaron Rodgers’ potentially season-ending Achilles injury.
Rodgers himself has caught wind of the slanderous criticism, and the four-time league MVP could not help but clap back at Namath.
Ex-New York Jets QB Joe Namath Obliterates Zach Wilson
Joe Namath is not the type to hold his tongue. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback made this abundantly clear when he recently shared his brutally honest thoughts on Wilson and his recent performances for New York.
According to Namath, he thought Wilson’s outing against the New England Patriots on Sunday, in particular, was “awful.” He also called out the young QB for “sitting down on a play” on what some have described as a ghost sack. Namath believes that Wilson “quit on the play,” which in his mind, was “disgusting.”
Needless to say, Joe Namath is not a fan of Zach Wilson.
Aaron Rodgers Reacts to Joe Namath’s Criticism
Rodgers recently guested on The Pat McAfee Show and the 10-time Pro Bowler used the opportunity to share his own thoughts on Namath’s recent tirade.
When asked what his reaction was to the New York icon’s comments on Wilson, Rodgers did not name any names. However, it was clear that he wasn’t pleased with what Namath had to say about Wilson:
“When we’re not having success, how do we respond? How do we respond to adversity? And that goes for our fan base and former players as well,” Rodgers said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “You’re not helping the cause.
“I’d like to see everybody stick together — our fan base, our former players and our current players because there’s too much negativity and the world is crashing down after three weeks. [It’s] a long season, a lot of time, a lot of things that can happen. So, let’s just take a couple breaths, OK? I’m not going to say we need to relax. Let’s take a couple breaths.”
Rodgers is not the type to pull his punches either, and he’s gone out of his way to show his support to an embattled Wilson. Rodgers is obviously well respected among the New York faithful so it will be very interesting to see if they heed his call here.