New York Jets won’t make the playoffs in 2024 when Aaron Rodgers makes his return.

Aaron Rodgers’ hopes of making an unlikely comeback for the New York Jets this season seem to be dashed.
During his appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, the 40-year-old quarterback admitted that he is not yet fully recovered from a torn left Achilles tendon and is still a few weeks away from being back to 100%.
If the Jets had won their game against Miami last Sunday and remained in the playoff race, Rodgers said he would have pushed himself to play against Washington this week, even if not fully healthy. However, the Jets were defeated 30-0 and eliminated from playoff contention for the 13th consecutive year.
While Rodgers never explicitly stated that he won’t play this season, his comments strongly indicate that is the case.
The Jets opened a 21-day practice window for Rodgers on November 29th and have until Wednesday to activate him from the injured reserve list. If not activated, he will remain on IR for the remainder of the season. Before any further discussions can take place, Rodgers still needs to receive medical clearance, which seemed feasible at one point.
Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon just four snaps into his debut with the Jets on September 11th. He underwent surgery two days later and has been striving to make the fastest return to the field ever seen in professional sports. This Wednesday will mark 14 weeks since his surgery, which reportedly involved a “speed bridge” procedure, an internal brace on the Achilles tendon, to expedite the healing process.
Additionally, Rodgers expressed belief that next season won’t be his final one in the NFL. He mentioned his desire to play at least two years for the Jets, stating that this season has been a “lost year.” He remains optimistic about the team’s future and has faith in general manager Joe Douglas, coach Robert Saleh, and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Rodgers emphasized the need for the team to “reload” rather than “rebuild” during the offseason.
“I think the future is very bright,” Rodgers expressed.

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