Update: It’s official, Rodgers has a torn Achilles, per Tom Pelissero. A truly disappointing start to the season for the Jets despite a dramatic win in Week 1 despite Rodgers’ injury. They will likely look for some QB help, be it depth or a possible starter over once again starter Zach Wilson.
Update: What many feared appears to be the case, as head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that they fear that Rodgers tore his Achilles. This isn’t always a season ending injury, but in this case it might as well be.
Breaking: Robert Saleh says they fear a torn Achilles for Rodgers. “It’s not good.” MRI tomorrow. They expect it to confirm the tear. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 12, 2023
Update: The team has officially ruled Aaron Rodgers out for the rest of the game.
Update: It appears that Rodgers will not return after getting x-rays.
An indication his night is over. https://t.co/cMm6IIkwus— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2023
Update: Rodgers is officially questionable to return with an ankle injury.
Update: Rodgers is being taken off the field on a cart, likely to go to the locker room for x-rays.
Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets new star acquisition, has left the Monday Night Football game against the Bills with an ankle injury he suffered while being sacked by Leonard Floyd on the first series. Rodgers has gone into the blue medical tent to be evaluated.
Zach Wilson is his direct backup and has taken over. Wilson has had an awful start to his career with the Jets, enough so that the team benched him last season. Rodgers was supposed to quickly elevate the Jets offense in 2023.
Rodgers isn’t far removed from winning back-to-back MVP awards in 2020 and 2021. His 2022 season was one of his worst, but he did play through injuries. If he can’t get back soon, the Jets will likely have an uphill battle with Wilson at the helm.