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Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is aborting any attempt to make a miraculous comeback this season and will instead focus on 2024

Despite weeks of speculation that Aaron Rodgers might have a chance to make an amazing comeback from an Achilles injury in 2023, the Jets quarterback says it’s not going to happen. During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, he stated that he’s shutting it down for this season, but still wants to play at least ‘two more years.’

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“If I was 100 percent today,” the 40-year-old said. “I’d be pushing to play. But the fact is – I’m not. I’ve been working to get closer to that. But, I’m still 14 weeks, tomorrow, from my surgery. And being one-hundred percent cleared as healed is not realistic at 14 weeks.”

If the Jets had been in playoff contention, he would have had to go to unprecedented heights in terms of training to recover from such a devastating injury.

Now, however, Aaron Rodgers says he can go on a much steadier pace in his physical rehabilitation and hopefully be ready for 2024.

“Now without a timetable to come back obviously we can be as smart as we can be.”

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Rodgers also mentioned in the interview that 2024 would not necessarily be his last season in the NFL, telling McAfee that he’d like to play another two seasons.

Meanwhile, the Jets (5-9) will look to close out the rest of this tumultuous season with Rodgers watching from the sidelines. They take on another struggling team, the Washington Commanders (4-10) on Christmas Eve.

Former first-round pick Zach Wilson is expected to start at quarterback for New York.


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