The New York Jets and new franchise face Aaron Rodgers have already been placed in a position to make league history ahead of the NFL schedule 2023 release on Thursday.
Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets have been one of the biggest stories of the offseason in the NFL. And it is understandable. Since he is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, playing in the biggest sports market in the world as the player and team try to finally get another Super Bowl win on their resume.
Since the future Hall-of-Famer was shipped from the Green Bay Packers to the Empire State last month the expectation around the league is that he and the organization will likely be featured in many marquee games on the NFL schedule 2023. Well, the first premium spot for Gang Green and their new QB has been released before the full league slate is unveiled on Thursday.
New York Jets record (2022): 7-10, last place in AFC East
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to report that the New York Jets will play AFC East rivals the Miami Dolphins in the league’s first-ever Black Friday game the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 24.
The NFL is always looking to try and find ways to showcase their product more and more. The league has long made Thanksgiving a day for football in most American households and moved into the Christmas market recently as well.
Attempting a game on one of the biggest shopping days of the year when many folks are off after one of the most notable holidays in the United States makes a lot of sense and has been rumored for some time.
Furthermore, placing one of their biggest names from a major market, in a pivotal game against a long-time division rival that also has several big-name stars is a dream matchup for the league in their first foray into a Black Friday game.