The New York Jets need Aaron Rodgers back on the field if they want to remain as Super Bowl contenders.
That’s not going to be possible for the time being, but their star quarterback might still be present in a different capacity.
According to a report via ProFootballTalk, the former Green Bay Packers star could be in attendance at MetLife Stadium for Sunday night’s clash vs. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, granted that he’s cleared to fly after his surgery.
If cleared by doctors to fly following his Achilles surgery, Aaron Rodgers will indeed be present for Chiefs-Jets. https://t.co/IIkuwjUGDt
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 29, 2023
Rodgers underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles just a couple of weeks ago, and he’s expected to miss the entire season.
But having him there could give his team a huge motivational and emotional boost, not to mention the fact that he could talk to them, give them pointers, and maybe even share his input on some plays and strategy.
Zach Wilson hasn’t done much of a job filling in for him, but it’s not like his team has put him in a position to succeed either.
Nathaniel Hackett needs to come up with different plays, plays that are actually suited to his game, not Rodgers’.
Also, having him exclusively as a game manager is limiting his ability to get into a rhythm, and he knows everyone is expecting him to fail.
There aren’t that many different things to try with him, and it’s highly unlikely that he could do any worse.
But if his team doesn’t give him a helping hand, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Trevor Siemian subbing in at some point.NEXT: Zach Wilson Responds To Joe Namath's Harsh Criticism