Boomer Esiason and Gio had their thoughts on the Aaron Rodgers injury on Tuesday morning on WFAN, a New York Sports radio station. Rodgers left the game on Monday with an Achilles injury, and it was confirmed on Tuesday that is an official tear, and he is officially out for the season.
There will be many questions as to how the Jets will be for the rest of the season with Zach Wilson at quarterback, and they need to bring in someone else. New York had high expectations heading into this season, and now it feels like a balloon popped with Aaron Rodgers being out for the season.
Gio said on WFAN this morning about the injury:
“He may never take another snap. If that’s a full rupture like we expect it to be, it could be a year.”
Boomer Esiason on WFAN responded to Gio about Aaron Rodgers after the fact:
“But the other question would be does he wanna go out like this? Does he want that to be his last image on the field? I think he comes back. I would think surgery would relatively be quick. And I would think that August 1st would be a date that you could look at. And say okay, it gives him more than enough time.”
Boomer Esiason and Gio Get Reminded Of the Vinny Testarverde Injury When Aaron Rodgers Got Hurt
On radio, it reminded the duo of Vinny Testarverde’s injury of the Achilles back on opening day in 1999 for the New York Jets as well, and it cost him the rest of the season. There are many things that seem to repeat themselves years later, and that is what happened with Aaron Rodgers as well.
Jets fans and the organization seem to have bad luck with a lot of things. However, they better hope that Aaron Rodgers does not retire after the 2023 season and can play in the 2024 and 2025 seasons and maybe beyond as well. It is going to depend on a lot of things. Rodgers is 39 years old at the moment and will be 40 years old once the season ends.
Can Zach Wilson be good for them with Rodgers sidelined for the season? They also have an elite defense. However, Boomer Esiason is optimistic that the Jets will see Rodgers again in uniform next season and maybe beyond.