Aaron Rodgers, who came to the New York Jets with all the hype a saving grace quarterback for a New York NFL football team would garner, is out for the rest of the season after only four plays with the Jets.
An MRI unfortunately confirmed Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles in the Jets’ 22-16 overtime win against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, as first reported by ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.
Rodgers lasted just four plays in Monday night’s season opener at MetLife Stadium. The injury occurred after Rodgers was sacked by Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd. The play, oddly enough, looked routine at first. Rodgers even stood back up, but quickly sat back down on the turf while looking over to the sidelines. That’s when everyone knew something was definitely wrong.
The Jets‘ training staff ran out and helped Rodgers off the field and into the medical tent. A cart then came and picked him. The Jets initially said Rodgers was dealing with an ankle injury, but Head Coach Robert Saleh said after the game that they feared it was his Achilles. An MRI on Tuesday then confirmed it all. It’s the achilles. The season, for Rodgers, is over.
The Jets, who have not been in the playoffs since 2010, got the heavily-hyped Rodgers in a trade with the Green Bay Packers this past offseason, a huge move in terms of history as Rodgers, a four-time league MVP, spent his entire 18-year career in Green Bay before the trade.