Antonio Gates says if the Jets are in search of a veteran to interchange Aaron Rodgers this season, they should not look a lot additional than Philip Rivers … telling TMZ Sports activities he thinks the 41-year-old is “positively succesful” of doing the job.
Gates made the declare out in Beverly Hills this week … in wake of stories that New York might doubtlessly be wanting so as to add a big-name QB after Rodgers’ season ended with an Achilles tear on Monday evening.
“Philip is somebody that is positively able to doing it,” stated Gates, Rivers’ previous Chargers teammate. “Simply because the psychological capability that he has.”
The chance of the signing, although, appears slim for the time being … Jets head coach Robert Saleh stated this week his workforce is rolling with Zach Wilson as its starter — and any exterior assist they create in can be, at the least for now, a backup to the 24-year-old.
And, whereas Gates was definitely assured in Rivers’ capability to doubtlessly take over within the Large Apple … he appeared to consider conserving Wilson as QB1 was the appropriate name.
“I am positive they received him in place to exit and nonetheless attempt to make performs and assist them win soccer video games,” Gates stated.
As for Gates’ personal future … he is lastly up for the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame this yr — and take a look at the clip, it appears he is fairly assured he is accomplished greater than sufficient to be chosen on the primary poll.