UPDATE: According to multiple reports, an MRI on Tuesday confirmed what the Jets feared, as Aaron Rodgers suffered a complete tear of his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.
It appears as if Aaron Rodgers has been lost for the season.
Head coach Robert Saleh delivered the sobering news just after the Jets pulled off a miraculous overtime win over the Bills on Xavier Gipson’s punt return for a touchdown, helping fans briefly forget about the sight of Rodgers being carted off the field just four snaps into his hyped New York tenure.
They were painfully reminded of their reality when Saleh took the podium for his postgame press conference, immediately revealing that the team expected a Tuesday MRI to confirm an Achilles injury, which would certainly end Rodgers’ season.
“It’s not good,” Saleh said.
Rodgers, 39, committed to the Jets for more than one season, even hinting that it could be as much as a three-year commitment. At his age, and considering that the future Hall of Famer was leaning “90 percent” towards retirement at one point in the offseason, it is unclear how the injury will impact his future plans.
As for the short term, the Jets will have to decide whether they will try again with Zach Wilson, or call in an available veteran to try and salvage a season that began with such promise before Rodgers went down.