Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appear on the Manningcast during Monday Night Football tonight. Of course, he and the two legendary quarterbacks (Peyton Manning and Eli Manning) had fun commentating on the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers matchup. The three went back and forth and even predicted a play call or two.
Of course, at one point the topic of Rodgers’ return to the field came up. Rodgers did the same thing he has done since his first public announcements since the start of the season, remained optimistic about his chance to return during the 2023 season.
Former Green Bay Packers Quarterback Talks His Return To The Field Live On Monday Night Football
While Rodgers was talking to the Manning brothers, he spoke in length about his return this year:
I’ve had a couple injuries over the years. I think for me you always have to set a goal, otherwise you’ll go kinda crazy. So the goal is definitely to come back. There’s a lot of factors that go into that, I’ve gotta get to a point where I can protect myself.
To me, it’s the way I feel, a way to feel normal. When you’re away from the team and you’re separated being on the injured reserve list, anything you can do to kind of make you feel like you’re kind of apart of it. Whether that’s zooming into a meeting or conversations before the game little details against the coordinator and you remember some of the things you liked. For me, it was just kind of getting back out there and running around during pre-game warm ups.
Being able to walk out there without crutches and throw a ball around, that gave me a jolt. Having the mindset to get back out there at some point.
Aaron Rodgers Continues To Make It Clear He Is Returning This Year
When it was reported that Rodgers tore his Achilles in Week One, not only was he immediately assumed out for the year, but the future of his career started to come into question. However, Rodgers shut down those assumptions the first chance get got.
During the Jets’ Week 6 upset of the Eagles, Aaron Rodgers was walking without crutches and throwing pregame passes. In his opinion, Rodgers is “absolutely” on track to return this season despite an Achilles tear, according to CBS Sports HQ injury expert Marty Jaramillo:
“He’s moving almost three times as fast as traditional protocols,” Jaramillo told CBSSports.com Monday. “No boot, no crutches, minimal limp. It’s quite exponential. There is no precedent for this type of recovery following an Achilles tear. He is beating back Father Time.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
It is not out of the question for Aaron Rodgers to return this season, despite the usual nine to 12-month rehab period for Achilles tears. The QB himself has expressed openness to a comeback this year, offering hope to fans and teammates alike.
Aaron Rodgers is not playing because he suffered a left Achilles injury during his debut with the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. As a result, he will miss the rest of the 2023 season.
Aaron Rodgers and his family have been estranged for years due to disagreements, including religion and his controversial views on vaccinations. His absence at his brother's wedding confirms that they are still not on good terms, and reconciliation is unlikely in the near future.