New York Jets news: No 2023 comeback for Aaron Rodgers
The New York Jets announced on Wednesday that the team is activating Aaron Rodgers to the 53-man roster so he can continue to practice with the team.
Rodgers, who tore his Achilles at the start of the 2023 NFL season, made a quicker recovery than expected. But with the team out of playoff contention, the veteran quarterback won’t see the playing field for the remainder of the season, but his presence will help both the quarterback and the team moving into the offseason says Jets head coach Robert Saleh.
“It’s all part of his rebab,” Saleh told reporters. “Just having him on the field is a plus for everybody, for him and his teammates.”
While there was some hope Rodgers would see playing action this season, those dreams were dashed when the Jets fell out of playoff contention. So, sorry Jets fans, it will be Zach Wilson, Tim Boyle or Trevor Siemian the rest of the season.
With a 5-9 record, it’s now time for the Jets to think about what they need to build around Rodgers in 2024. With a top 10 draft pick, another offensive weapon or building the offensive line are top priorities for the Jets. Also don’t be surprised if the Jets snag one of the young quarterbacks entering the draft to learn behind Rodgers as it appears evident they need to move on from Wilson, the No. 2 selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.