New York Jets: It comes as no surprise that fans and experts alike are now talking about the prospect of Aaron Rodgers calling it a career. After all, the 39-year-old just suffered a season-ending injury that will require many months of recovery. Rodgers suffered a full tear of his Achilles in the first quarter of his Jets debut on Monday, and the four-time league MVP is now facing an extremely tough uphill battle ahead.
New York Jets Coach Speaks Out on Aaron Rodgers Retirement Buzz
In his press conference on Wednesday, one of the daunting questions Jets head coach Robert Saleh was faced with was the prospect of Aaron Rodgers’ retirement. The New York shot-caller admitted that he hasn’t had any conversations with his new star quarterback regarding this subject but at the same time, Saleh remains confident that A-Rod still has a lot of gas left in the tank.
“I haven’t gone down that road with him,” Saleh said (h/t Josh Alper of PFT). “I’d be shocked if this is the way he’s gonna go out. At the same time, for him, he’s working through a whole lot of head space about things he needs to deal with. That will be the last thing I talk to him about.”
Based on Saleh’s statement here, it appears that retirement is going to be a taboo topic — at least for any conversation the Jets coach might have with Rodgers in the near future. The fact that this is the case speaks volumes of how delicate this situation truly is.
Rodgers himself came out with a statement on Wednesday via Instagram. The one-time Super Bowl champion sent a message of gratitude for all the support while also expressing his sorrow amid his current predicament. Rodgers said that he “shall rise yet again,” which depending on where you’re sitting, could be viewed as his way of shutting down all the retirement talk.
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