Aaron Rodgers’ latest words strongly indicate that the four-time league MVP is planning a comeback of epic proportions next year.
Rodgers unfortunately tore his Achilles in the Jets’ season opener against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. He suffered the injury on just the team’s fourth offensive snap after being sacked by Leonard Floyd.
On Tuesday, the Jets received confirmation that Rodgers tore his Achilles and will be out for the season. Given his age (40 in December) and the severity of the injury, many wondered if we had already witnessed the final game of Rodgers’ career.
But during his latest appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show”, Rodgers strongly indicated that he’ll be back for his age 40/41 season in 2024.
“Give me the doubts and watch what I do…Give me all the things that you think can, should or will happen because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration. Give me your prognostications, and then watch what I can do.”
It’s an extremely unfortunate break for the Jets and the future Hall of Famer, who was obviously ecstatic about a fresh start. There was so much hype and excitement around Rodgers’ arrival on a team that hasn’t had a true superstar-level quarterback since Joe Namath more than a half century ago.
All the Jets can do now is hope that second-stringer Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, can grow into a capable starter during Rodgers’ absence. He did just enough to help the Jets squeak out a tight 22-16 overtime win over their division rivals, but another great challenge awaits Wilson and company, with the Dallas Cowboys next on the schedule.
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