Back in August, Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets came to a three-year, $112.5 million deal that includes $75 million in fully guaranteed money for 2023 and 2024.
Unfortunately, despite the anticipation, Rodgers’ season with the Jets ended early as he suffered a ruptured Achilles just four plays into his Jets season debut.
Despite the results coming back early Tuesday morning, Rodgers has yet to comment on the unfortunate news.
Aaron Rodgers Remains Mum On Season Ending Injury
Monday Night Football was filled with emotions for New York Jets fans as just four snaps into the game, all-star quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down on the field, holding the back of his leg and around his ankle. After being helped off the field, Rodgers was then seen being carted off while in a boot, leaving NFL fans everywhere in complete shock.
Following the intense game against the Buffalo Bills, which went into overtime with the Jets coming out on top thanks to Xavier Gipson‘s game-winning touchdown, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh admitted during the post-game press conference that Rodgers’ injury is “not good”.
“MRI’s probably going to confirm what we think,” the head coach said. “So prayers tonight but it’s not good.”
“That part sucks,” Saleh continued to say. “I’m going to enjoy this win. Winning is hard in the NFL, no matter who the quarterback is. Personally, I don’t hurt for me, I don’t hurt for our locker room. I hurt for Aaron and how much he is invested in this. My heart’s with Aaron right now.”
This morning, Jets fans found out the fate of Rodgers as he underwent his MRI, and the results showed he has a ruptured Achilles.
“An MRI confirmed today that Aaron Rodgers officially tore his Achilles on the fourth play of his Jets’ career,” Schefter reported. “Rodgers’ season now, officially, is over. There already are questions about whether his Hall-of-Fame career is, too.”
Despite the news breaking early this morning, the future Hall of Famer has yet to speak on the season-ending injury.
Although the quarterback did not release a statement, Jets head coach Robert Saleh spoke in a press conference, admitting Rodgers is upset about the outcome. “He’s down,” Saleh said, via a live stream on YouTube. “He’s, as you can imagine with everything that he’s invested and it lasting four plays, he’s obviously a little disappointed.”
“I don’t know why people are trying to put an obituary onto our team name,” Saleh said. “Aaron is an unbelievable piece to this whole thing, and we love him, but I think there’s 52 other guys in the locker room, plus the 16-practice squad guys who believe that we can do a hell of a lot of good things here. We’ve got a championship-caliber defense. We’ve got great skill guys on the offensive side of the ball. Our offensive line is continuing to gel and get better. We’re excited about our group. We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years with players, coaches, scouts, G.M., building a pretty cool organization, so there’s a lot of faith in the locker room on the things that we can still accomplish this year. While the outside world can go ahead and write whatever story they want to write, there’s still the true story being written in this building.”
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What Does The Future Hold For The Jets?
Quarterback Zach Wilson finished the game on Monday night, and is expected to become the new starting quarterback now that Rodgers is out.
The New York Jets will need to find a backup to Wilson, though, with many big names like Carson Wentz and Joe Flacco, being available.