The New York Giants will close out the preseason against the New York Jets next Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
It’s unlikely the Giants play many of their starters and if they do, it will only be for a series or two. And that’s good news for Big Blue because preseason games against the Jets often tend to result in the most injuries.
There’s a reason for that, of course. The Jets always enter what was once dubbed “The Snoopy Bowl” far more eager than the Giants, who are just trying to get work in prior to the regular season.
For Gang Green, on the other hand, these preseason games represent an opportunity to steal the spotlight from their cross-town rivals. And with little else going on for them in recent decades, back page headlines have been difficult to come by.
Regardless of what happens during the Week 3 preseason game, the Jets will once again dominate the back page at the Giants’ expense.
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will make his debut for the Jets next Saturday night.
Jets fans won’t have to wait until the regular season to see Aaron Rodgers make his debut.
The four-time MVP will make his first start as a Jet in Saturday’s preseason finale against the Giants, according to a source.
Rodgers has sat out the first three preseason games and the Jets have started Zach Wilson.
Now, Rodgers will take the field for the first time as a Jet in what should be a good atmosphere for a preseason game.
The Jets have avoided playing Rodgers this preseason but the door was always left open for him to see some action. But there’s no coincidence that will come against the Giants.
“I wouldn’t mind playing in the preseason,” Rodgers said early in camp. “I wouldn’t mind if Robert said, ‘Hey, we are going to go. Let’s do it.’ Most coaches have that fear where they want to get you to the Week 1 and not risk it, but I believe there is a chance for the last one.”
If rookie cornerbacks Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins see some action early in the game, it’ll be a true test of what they can expect to see at the NFL level.