New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked by Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James about a potential return from injury this season on Monday night and had a three-word response.
The four-time MVP’s notable words came hours after he was spotted entering MetLife Stadium without a cart and tossing 50-yard bombs pregame.
Rodgers suffered a serious Achilles injury just four snaps into his Jets career in Week 1, and it was assumed that the ailment was season-ending. Rodgers has shown signs of a much faster-than-anticipated recovery, however, leading to chatter that he could improbably return late in the regular season or in the playoffs (if New York qualifies).
The Jets entered Week 9’s “Monday Night Football” contest against the Chargers riding a three-game winning streak with a chance to leap ahead of the Buffalo Bills into second place in the AFC East. Instead, New York suffered their biggest loss of the season, 27-6, and the Zach Wilson-led offense showed why they so dearly need an accomplished veteran like Rodgers under center.
The Jets defense allowed a season-low 107 passing yards and 191 total yards but had one of their worst offensive performances of the campaign. Not only did New York post a season-low six points, but they rushed for only 64 yards and lost three turnovers as well.
Gang Green will travel to take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10 on “Sunday Night Football.”