Aaron Rodgers Set to Miss Remainder of New York Jets Season With Achilles Injury

New York Jets fans are starting to accept the bad news that their star quarterback, who has played just once in his debut season (albeit briefly), will not be featuring again this season as Aaron Rodgers indicates he won’t be in action any time soon.

The decision to not risk a return is clearly impacted by the fact that the Jets, at 5-9, have nothing to play for, and as such, bringing the veteran four-time NFL MVP back into the fold would be fairly pointless, and not worth the potential of aggravating the former Green Bay Packers’ Achilles injury.

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The 40-year-old discussed his situation on the Pat McAfee show, explaining where things stand at present,

“If I was 100 percent today, I’d be definitely pushing to play,” he said. “But the fact is, I’m not.”

“There’s always a fear about re-rupture if you’re going too fast,” 

“But this allows me to — I’m not going to slow my rehab down. I’m going to keep attacking it every single day, but now, without a timetable to come back, obviously, we can be as smart as we need to be.”

“I feel like this year is kind of a lost year now that I’ve only played a couple snaps and wasn’t able to go out there and prove what I’m capable of and see what we’re capable of as a team,” he said.

“I feel like I can play more years and I can be effective into my 40s, which is crazy. I thought that I’d probably be sitting on the couch somewhere at 40, but now I want to be a starter at 40. I want to be a starter at 41. I want to see what I can get out of this body.” Rodgers added with refreshing honesty.

Robert Saleh’s Jets have shown a slight improvement in recent weeks, following up a poor five-game losing streak by beating the Houston Texans 30-6 in NFL Game Week 14 and then edging out the Washington Commanders 30-28 in Week 16.

They have two games left to play, with trips to the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots.

They sit third in the AFC East, with the Patriots behind them, and they are eliminated from any potential playoff action, which is clearly a situation that the New York Jets are well versed in.

The fanfare that preceded Rodgers’s arrival at the MetLife Stadium was clearly understandable, but bringing in an aging player was always going to potentially result in spells on the sidelines. Clearly, no one would have expected this to occur in Week 1 of the season, but no doubt Jets fans will hope that 2024 brings better fortune.


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