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The veteran quarterback is not yet scheduled for surgery to repair damage to his Achilles tendon.
FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Until he makes a public statement, the future Aaron Rodgers sparking months of speculation. The trainer New York Jets, Robert SalehFor his part, he said he didn’t believe the step Rodgers Cut to four plays with his new team.
“I’d be surprised how it turned out,” he said. Robert Saleh On Wednesday.
The 39-year-old quarterback, the NFL’s oldest player, faces months of grueling rehabilitation after tearing his left Achilles tendon in Monday night’s win over the Buffalo Bills in the fourth game of the season.
Robert Saleh He also said that he did not talk to him about the future Aaron Rodgers “He’s working on a lot of stuff to deal with, and that topic will be the last thing I talk to him about.”
Rodgers hasn’t scheduled his surgery yet, according to Saleh, and the four-time MVP is “getting counseling, trying to figure out what his best course of action is.”
Before injury, Aaron Rodgers He has mentioned on several occasions that his goal is to play with him for many years Jets. He is signed through 2025 and will receive $38 million guaranteed in 2024.
Meanwhile, the Jets They prepare for the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) with Zach Wilson as a starter and Tim Boyle as a replacement. Robert Saleh He said they’re in no rush to add another quarterback, even if only Wilson and Boyle are available. Boyle will be activated as he is still listed on the practice squad.
The Jets They expect Rodgers Return to the facility at some point to assist in other ways. Rodgers and Wilson have developed a close relationship over the past few months, and coaches say he has helped improve the game of Wilson, the second overall pick in the 2021 draft.
“I think it’s very important,” he said. Salah about being Rodgers in the team. “It’s important to him. I think for him, mental health and healing. I think that’s very important. But his presence, his word … I said he’s as much a football coach as a player. “His presence, his thoughts, his words. And his leadership, anyone will love it.
For now, Wilson won’t have it Rodgers Close as a defender. The JetsFor now, they’re relying on a quarterback who was benched twice last season and was even considered the third option for part of the year.