Aaron Rodgers’s first season as a Jet: Over before it even got started.
It’s a terrible Tuesday for the team and its fans after what was a much-hyped offseason bearing a blockbuster trade for A-Rod and Super Bowl hopes.
The veteran QB will have to wait to play out his first season with his new team as an MRI confirmed he sustained a torn Achilles. Rodgers is reported to be intent on returning to the team amid rumors his career could be over.
According to the NFL Notifications X account, the 39-year-old isn’t considering retirement and is already looking forward to rehab.
The unfortunate and untimely incident occurred when Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd sacked Rodgers on the team’s opening drive. The former Packers star dropped back down after getting up and limped off the field with help from trainers before getting x-rays done.
The Jets confirmed their worst fears on Tuesday morning.
Zach Wilson will be relied upon to shoulder the weight moving forward and, to his credit, did help the team secure a comeback win, throwing for one touchdown and one interception.
Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters the 2021 No. 2 pick would be the starter should Rodgers miss the rest of the season, which is now the case.
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