Jets starting QB Aaron Rodgers is on the verge of completing the NFL’s fastest ever return from an achilles injury.
When reporters questioned why he was trying to comeback so quickly, Rodgers said, “Why? Do you know my history? It’s never been, ‘Why try?’ For me, it’s, ‘Why not?'”. It sums up the personality of the future hall-of-famer and explains why the Jets are so desperate to get him back.
AARON RODGERS WILL ONLY RETURN IF THE GAMES MATTER
“Anything is possible,” Aaron Rodgers said Thursday. “It feels great to be on the practice field, but I’m not anywhere near ready to play. Obviously, Sunday out of the question, but I’m going to push it next week, see how I’m feeling after Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and see how I respond,” he said.
The dilemma the jets face is whether Aaron Rodgers playing agin this season is worth the risk.
“I don’t think that would make a ton of sense,” Rodgers said.
“A comeback this year before the four-month mark would mean I’m not 100 percent healthy, so it’d be a risk for myself. For the team to sign off on if we’re out of it, I’d be surprised if they would OK that to come back.”
Whatever the outcome of this season, Rodgers has been full of praise for the Jets hierarchy “I feel like the recipe’s in place to be really successful,” he said. “Whether it’s finishing up this year or starting for us next year, I feel like with those guys in position of leadership, this team can get to where it wants to go.”
With GM Joe Douglas, HC Robert Saleh, and OC Nathaniel Hackett having not always been on the receiving end of praise this season, they will be delighted to receive it from the second most important person in the organisation after the owner. All three are likely to be saved this offseason by the amount of injuries the Jets have suffered, including, obviously to Aaron Rodgers himself.
But next year this is a group that will have the pressure on them from week 1.