Aaron Rodgers gets MASSIVE cheer from Madison Square Garden crowd after New York Jets move
Aaron Rodgers gets a MASSIVE cheer from the Madison Square Garden crowd as he’s introduced on the jumbotron at the New York Rangers game, days after sealing Jets move
- Aaron Rodgers received a huge cheers from the MSG crowd Saturday night
- The quarterback finally joined the Jets this week from the Green Bay Packers
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Aaron Rodgers looks like he is already loving life in New York as he attended the Rangers playoff game against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
And if he was in any doubt about just how much his move has enraptured the city, he now knows exactly how hyped Jets fans are now after receiving a massive cheer when his face appeared on the screen at MSG.
Rodgers, a four-time MVP, looked humbled by the reception before appearing to mouth ‘Let’s Go’ at the camera.
The Rangers even shared the clip themselves on Twitter, saying: ‘GREAT CHOICE, AARON. Welcome to the best city in the world.’
The new Jets quarterback watched the playoff game alongside new teammate Breece Hall and Allen Lazard, who like Rodgers has joined the Jets from the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers looked humbled by his Madison Square Garden welcome on Saturday night
Rodgers was at the game Connor McGovern (left), Breece Hall (second left), Tim Boyle (second right) and Allen Lazard (right) on Saturday night
Connor McGovern and Tim Boyle were also in attendance with the trio – Lazard, Hall and McGovern were even pictured in Rangers jerseys.
The Jets shared a picture of the group, captioned: ‘Boys night out.’
Rodgers appeared to be a good luck charm for his new local hockey team, as well. The Rangers won 5-2 on Saturday night and take the series with the Devils down to Game 7.
And Lazard later shared a clip on his Instagram story celebrating a goal with Rodgers, with the two of them singing along to the Rangers goal song.
It comes as Rodgers’ new coach at the Jets, Robert Saleh, hailed his short-term impact on the team.
‘It’s been a fun week, a fun week,’ he said, according to ESPN. ‘To get Aaron here, it’s a blessing. We got a lot better this week – a lot better this week.
‘We’re a really, really young team, especially on offense, and just to watch him and Nathaniel (Hackett) and the way they communicate together, he’s already made his presence felt with regards to meetings and input, just discussions on all of the different things we’re trying to get accomplished on offense.
‘He’s a tremendous human, first and foremost, Aaron is. Just listening to him, there are little, subtle things I’m not going to get into, but he definitely cares about people and you can tell in the way he speaks to people. So we’re really fortunate that he’s here.’
Rodgers was at MSG to watch the New York Rangers compete in the NHL playoffs
Rodgers looked to be a good luck omen for the Rangers, as they ran out 5-2 winners
The Rangers are back in action on Monday after their impressive win against the Devils
The 39-year-old Rodgers said at his unveiling on Wednesday that he wanted Super Bowl glory with the Jets – the team have not got their hands on the Vince Lombardi trophy since 1969.
‘I’m an old guy. So I want to be part of a team that can win it all. I believe this is a place we can get it done,’ Rodgers said of the Jets’ Super Bowl chances.
‘I noticed, walking in this morning that Super Bowl III trophy is looking a little lonely. I really believe this is where I’m meant to be.
‘This is a surreal day for me. After spending 18 years in the same city…I’m here because I believe in this team and I believe in coach Saleh. I think the excitement of a new chapter has been fueling my offseason workout.’
And after such a big welcome at MSG, Rodgers must only feel more confident he has made the correct decision.