In his third year as the head coach of the New York Jets, Robert Saleh believed he was likely heading into what had the potential to turn out to be one of the most successful seasons in the history of the franchise.
But then the snakebitten past of the Jets quickly caught up with them when the team lost All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a season-ending Achilles injury during New York’s very first offensive possession of the season.
Rodgers has been recovering from his injury away from the team recently, but he’s still been paying attention to the struggles that New York has been dealing with during the last two weeks.
On Tuesday, the veteran quarterback went on “The Pat McAfee Show” and stated that the Jets “need to grow up a little bit on offense and lock in and do our jobs and not point fingers at each other.”
When asked about Rodgers’ comments on Wednesday, Saleh found it hard to disagree with the quarterback’s observations, per ProFootballTalk.
“I’ve said it with Aaron, he’s as much of a coach as he is a player, and he’s been around youth, and he’s been around adversity, and he’s seen it all. And so for him to recognize that and talk through it, I think he’s not wrong.”
Robert Saleh on Aaron Rodgers saying Jets need to grow up: "He's not wrong." https://t.co/LQ5PcPwKO6
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 27, 2023
Since finding a way to upset the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 without Rodgers, New York has lost each of their last two games, and the optimism for the remainder of the season is certainly a lot lower than it was heading into the opener.
Saleh is trying to do the best that he can without having Rodgers on the field, but the hurdle that was created when the All-Pro quarterback went down in Week 1 might just be too hard for the Jets to overcome this season.NEXT: Analyst Makes Grim Prediction About The Jets