New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss the remainder of the NFL season with a torn Achilles tendon.
The four-time Most Useful Participant sustained the damage simply 4 snaps into his Jets debut.
Rodgers, broadly thought-about top-of-the-line quarterbacks of all time, had spent his 18-year skilled profession with Inexperienced Bay Packers till he requested for a commerce within the low season.
“He is down,” stated Jets head coach Robert Saleh.
“With all the things he has invested and it lasting 4 performs, you’ll be able to think about it is disappointing.”
Rodgers will likely be 40 in December and his NFL future might now be doubtful.
“I didn’t get into the way forward for what he is anticipating. I will let him get into these questions,” Saleh stated.
“We’ll attempt to let him breathe and provides him a while to course of all the things. He has invested a lot on this organisation, into this journey he has launched into.
“It is actually all about him. Guys are excited to step up and proceed what we now have been constructing however there’s a number of hurting for Aaron.”
Zach Wilson, the second total decide within the 2021 NFL draft who was benched final season, is New York’s back-up quarterback and changed Rodgers in opposition to Buffalo Payments.
The Jets went on to win 22-16 in time beyond regulation, with Wilson throwing one landing and one interception, however their victory was closely overshadowed by the damage.
Saleh stated after the sport that the Jets believed Rodgers had a ruptured Achilles, which was later confirmed by an MRI scan.
“Not the way in which any of us wished it to go, however we all know the dedication you’ve got made to this staff will proceed to affect us shifting ahead,” the Jets stated in an announcement, including: “Get nicely quickly, Aaron Rodgers.”
There had been excessive hopes for the Jets – who haven’t gained their four-team division since 2002 – this season following Rodgers’ arrival.
Rodgers gained Tremendous Bowl XLV with the Packers in 2011 and his 475 regular-season passing touchdowns are the fifth-most of all time.