After punting on its opening drive, the Jets put together a four-play, 52-yard drive their next time out that was capped off by Rodgers' nifty 14-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson. A pass interference penalty against the Giants (on a pass intended for Wilson) and Rodgers' 10-yard screen pass to Mecole Hardman set up the score.
The scoring drive followed what was not a smooth opening drive for Rodgers and Co. After completing a 10-yard pass to Wilson on his first play as a Jet, Rodgers ended the drive with two incomplete passes that included a hurried throw on third down after being pressed by new Giants linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
Rodgers went 5 of 8 for 47 yards on the Jets' first two drives. Three of his completions went to Wilson, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year who has developed a quick rapport with the four-time league MVP.