Aaron Rodgers throws TD go in short preseason debut as Jets beat Giants 32-24


He went 5 for 8 for 47 yards and the rating in his two collection earlier than Zach Wilson changed him.

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers calls out a play in the course of the first half of Saturday’s preseason finale towards the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Adam Starvation/AP Photograph

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Aaron Rodgers threw a 14-yard landing go to Garrett Wilson to cap the second and ultimate collection of his preseason debut with the New York Jets, serving to his new squad to a 32-24 victory over the Giants on Saturday evening.

Carrying his white No. 8 Jets jersey and enjoying within the preseason for the primary time since 2018 when he was with Inexperienced Bay, the four-time NFL MVP got here out throwing within the regular-season tuneup towards the Giants’ backups.

After finishing three of his 5 passes for 23 yards on his first drive, Rodgers opened the following collection for the Jets (2-2) with a handoff to Michael Carter after which overthrew C.J. Uzomah. His toss on third down fell incomplete to Wilson, however Amani Oruwariye was known as for go interference — placing the ball on the Giants 24.

Rodgers then accomplished a 10-yard fast toss to Mecole Hardman. He adopted with a wonderfully positioned go to Wilson within the entrance left nook of the top zone with 8:23 left within the opening quarter that gave the Jets a 7-0 lead over the Giants (1-2), who had been the house New York staff at MetLife Stadium.

That was it for Rodgers, who went 5 for 8 for 47 yards and the TD in his two collection earlier than being changed by Zach Wilson. Three of Rodgers’ 5 completions had been to Garrett Wilson, the reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Yr who has constructed a fast rapport with the veteran quarterback.

And Jets followers, lots of whom had been anxious about Rodgers enjoying in a preseason recreation, may breathe a sigh of reduction.

Rodgers’ subsequent look would be the regular-season opener towards the visiting AFC East rival Buffalo Payments on Sept. 11.

The final preseason recreation during which Rodgers performed was Aug. 16, 2018, when he began and went 2 of 4 for 35 yards and a landing in his one collection towards Pittsburgh.

Brandin Echols ended the Giants’ third offensive collection by intercepting Tommy DeVito and returning it 67 yards for a landing.

The play, which withstood a video evaluate to see if the third-year cornerback was down after the pickoff, gave the Jets a 14-0 lead within the first quarter.

Echols is suspended for the primary recreation of the common season for violating the NFL’s private conduct coverage.

DeVito, the third-stringer behind starter Daniel Jones and backup Tyrod Taylor, redeemed himself for the pick-6 by main the Giants on a formidable drive two collection later.

Jashaun Corbin had a 1-yard TD run with 8:27 left within the opening half to chop the Giants’ deficit to 14-7. DeVito and the Giants transformed 4 third-down performs on the drive that went 81 yards on 14 performs over 6:25.

DeVito, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, completed 19 of 29 for 210 yards, together with a late 30-yard TD go to David Sills.

Graham Gano kicked subject targets of 57, 40 and 56 yards for the Giants, making him 6 for six on aim makes an attempt within the preseason — every from 40 or extra yards.

Giants linebacker Isaiah Simmons began for his new staff simply two days after being acquired from Arizona.

The No. 8 general choose within the 2020 draft, who had three lackluster seasons with the Cardinals, practically had a sack of Rodgers on the Jets’ opening collection. Rodgers was compelled to throw the ball away on the third-down play and the Jets needed to punt.