- Rodgers uploaded a post to Instagram indicating he plans to return next year
- Robert Saleh has confirmed that Zach Wilson will now start in place of Rodger
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Fox Sports analyst and former New York Jets WR Keyshawn Johnson has confidently predicted that Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return from his torn Achilles.
‘Star athletes don’t end like this,’ Johnson said on Fox’s ‘Undisputed.’ ‘They may end losing a playoff game and waving off to the crowd as they walk to the tunnel. And shed tears at the press conference.
‘But they don’t end on injury when they still have gas left in the tank. They figure out how to rehab, as hard as it may be for a guy in his late 30’s getting ready to enter into his 40’s.
‘But he still has a desire to play football. He if he didn’t still have the desire to play football, he never would have fought his way out of Green Bay and selected the New York Jets…. He’s coming back stronger than ever.’
As even the most casual NFL fans have seen by this point, Rodgers tore his Achilles only four plays into his Jets debut after being sacked by Buffalo Bills DE Leonard Floyd.
Fox sports analyst Keyshawn Johnson believes Aaron Rodgers will return from his injury blow
Rodgers tore his Achilles just four plays into his long-awaited debut for the Jets on Monday
But Johnson has tipped the 39-year-old to bounce back stronger from the injury setback
Rodgers recently vowed to ‘rise yet again’ in his first public comments since the injury and seemingly indicated that he does in fact plan to return to the field next season once he is healthy.
In the meantime, Jets head coach Robert Saleh not only doubled down on the fact that Zach Wilson would be the starting QB but also sternly stated: ‘I don’t know why people are trying to put an obituary under our name.’
Wilson had been the Jets starter for the last few years but was demoted to back up duty following an abysmal season that led to NY trading for Rodgers in the NFL’s story of the summer.
The plan for the 2021 No. 2 overall pick was to learn from Rodgers this season, however that plan quickly eroded after the latter’s calf could be seen reverberating before he went down and needed to be carted to the back by trainers.
Rodgers’ friend and ESPN personality Pat McAfee also recently indicated that Rodgers ‘is just as devastated as the rest of us.’