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Sources – Jets player Aaron Rodgers ruptured his Achilles tendon

Sources – Jets player Aaron Rodgers ruptured his Achilles tendon

Rich ChiminiESPN staff writerSeptember 12, 2023 at 11:04 AM ET2 min read

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – MRI confirmed New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers ruptured his left Achilles tendon during Monday night’s win over the Buffalo Bills, ending his season just four games into the game, sources said Tuesday morning.

Coach Robert Saleh painted a bleak picture after the match, saying they suspected a major Achilles tendon injury. “This is not good,” Saleh said.

Rodgers, 39, a four-time MVP, fell on the Jets’ fourth snap of the game when he attempted to get off a sack by defensive end Leonard Floyd. His left foot appeared to be stuck in the grass and his body was twisted. Slow-motion replay showed his left calf — the same calf he pulled in the OTAs — resonating as he came down.

The Jets will move forward with Zach Wilson as their starter.

“Yes, he will be the man,” Saleh said after the match.

They also have infielder Tim Boyle, who is on the practice squad. They are expected to add another quarterback.

Rodgers’ injury will also impact the 2024 draft. The second-round pick going to the Green Bay Packers from the Rodgers trade would have become a first-round pick if Rodgers played 65% of the Jets’ snaps this season.

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