Brandon Tierney is a die-hard fan of the New York Jets. For months he's been gleefully anticipating the 2023 NFL season, because the Jets finally had a real quarterback with Aaron Rodgers on board. Like all Jets fans, Tierney had his heart broken when Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles tendon Monday night. On Tuesday, he took to the air on his WFAN show and unleashed an epic rant.
Tierney opened the Brandon Tierney & Sal Licata show with a passionate monologue about the Rodgers injury, what Jets fans have been through and where the team can go now. It was the most passionate take on the subject we've seen.
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Tierney is correct that the Jets do have the pieces to be a playoff team. The issue, as it seems it always is for Gang Green, is the quarterback position. Zach Wilson has never grown into his talent and become a franchise quarterback. Maybe that changes this season. Then again, it probably won't.
Can the Jets win without a star quarterback? It's certainly possible. The defense looks phenomenal, Breece Hall is a stud in the backfield and Garrett Wilson is a budding superstar at wide receiver. It all comes down to Wilson being able to make it work.
For Jets fans everywhere, I hope he can. You guys deserve a W at some point.