Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the legendary signal-caller suffered a torn Achilles, which was confirmed by an MRI on Tuesday. That brings an abrupt end to his 2023 season and leaves his future with the Jets up in the air.
From a New England Patriots perspective, Rodgers joining the Jets solidified the fact that the AFC East division was the best in football. The Jets are a talented football team with an elite defense, and in some eyes, the addition of Rodgers made them a Super Bowl contender.
Things seem a bit more open now with the Patriots slated to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, before traveling to the Meadowlands for a game against the Jets in Week 3.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2023
Rodgers turns 40 years old in December, and he’s going to have a big decision looming on whether he continues to play or hang up his jersey for good.
It’s a tough turn of events for a future Hall of Famer and one of the true all-time greats.