Last Monday, tons of us watched future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodger’s first season with the New York Jets end before it ever really started.
He went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury on the fourth play of the game, and although the X-rays were negative for a broken ankle, he suffered a complete tear of his Achilles tendon. For those who aren’t familiar with the injury, an Achilles tear can take up to a year to recover from, and some never get over it at all.
However, the 39-year-old is optimistic, and basically said last week on The Pat McAfee Show that he plans to return to the Jets next season, and even teased coming back by the end of this season, or in time for the playoffs (which is INCREDIBLY unlikely):
“I think what I’d like to say is give me the doubts. Give me the doubts, give me the media, the timetables, all the things that you think can should or will happen, because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration.
That’s all I need. So give me your… doubts, give me your prognostications, and then watch what I’ll do.”
As you can imagine, everybody began to speculate who the Jets could go to as their new starting quarterback this season, especially after former first round pick Zach Wilson looked awful against the Dallas Cowboys this past weekend.
Some names I heard were Carson Wentz, Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick, and more…