"Bill was very detailed oriented, knows what he wants, knows how to evaluate, really knew what he wanted in a player, knew how he wanted the players coached," Rodgers said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. "Todd is very similar in a lot of ways. Bill was definitely on point. Todd is on point. They both know what they're looking for, both know what a player should look like, both know how they want the program run. I see a lot of similarities."
When Rodgers was asked about the influence Parcells had on his career he spoke highly of his former boss.
"He was the greatest," Rodgers said. "Looking back at people that affect your coaching career, no question, I wouldn't be sitting here today, really, if it wasn't for him."
Parcells praised Bowles after the Jets announced his hiring. The former mentor thinks the rookie head coach will do well.
"I have a high regard for Todd Bowles," Parcells said. "I also worked with him in three different places—the Jets, Cowboys, and Dolphins—and I think he's a highly intelligent guy. I think he'll do well."