It is possible that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ 2023 season may be cut short before it has even properly begun. After the quarterback was hurt on his fourth play of the year, head coach Robert Saleh informed reporters after the Jets’ 22-16 overtime victory against the Buffalo Bills that they suspect the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player tore his Achilles. The triumph came after the Jets defeated the Bills. On Tuesday, we are planning to confirm the results with an MRI.
During the postgame press conference, Jets head coach Robert Saleh addressed the media and said, “(We’re) concerned with his Achilles (tendon).” It’s likely that the MRI is going to confirm what we already believe is going to happen with his Achilles, so please say some prayers tonight. However, this is not a good thing.”
If the injury is verified, it will terminate the season. On Monday night’s opening drive for the Jets, Rodgers sustained an injury and required assistance from trainers to leave the field. He was taken to the locker room on a stretcher after his examination in the blue medical tent. Due to an ankle injury, he was originally considered to have a 50/50 chance of returning to the game, but his status was subsequently changed to “out.” The Jets said that the results of his X-rays came back negative.
Rodgers was injured when veteran pass defender Leonard Floyd sacked him on first-and-10 with 11:40 remaining in the first quarter. Although it appeared at first that Rodgers was okay, he returned to the ground as officials halted play.
Aaron Rodgers was injured and helped off the field on the first Jets drive vs. the Bills. pic.twitter.com/vtKHRW566V— ESPN (@espn) September 12, 2023
After providing medical attention to Rodgers and assisting him off the field, trainers put former No. 2 overall selection Zach Wilson in position to take over for Rodgers at center. Wilson is going to be the man going forward, according to what Coach Saleh said to the press after the game.
According to the forecasts provided by SportsLine, New York’s chances of becoming victorious would be significantly diminished if Aaron Rodgers were to be out for the duration of the season.
The legend of the Green Bay Packers was traded to the New York Jets in exchange for a first-round pick, a second-round pick, a sixth-round pick, and a conditional second-round pick in 2024. If Rodgers participates in 65% of the snaps during the 2023 season, the conditional second-round pick will be upgraded to a first-round selection.
The Jets were looking for a quarterback who could maintain consistency, and they ended up signing a player who had won a Super Bowl, been named to the All-Pro team five times, and been selected to the Pro Bowl 10 times. Nevertheless, until we hear more about the injury that Rodgers received, New York’s football aspirations and ambitions have been placed on hold until further notice.