Aaron Rodgers Reveals He Won’t Return To Jets This Season

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I Won’t Return To Jets This Season

12/19/2023 10:36 AM PT

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Aaron Rodgers will not make a miraculous comeback to the Jets this season after all … the quarterback just revealed he’s still about a month away from being fully healthy.

The NY quarterback broke the news just minutes ago on “The Pat McAfee Show” … saying his body is just not quite ready for him to get back under center for the Jets in 2023.

He told Pat he’s close — but his leg still needs about 3-to-4 weeks to possibly get to “100 percent.”

“If I was 100 percent today,” the 40-year-old said on the show, “I’d be pushing to play.”

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Rodgers initially blew out his Achilles on Sept. 11 — and he worked like a mad man to try to make his return to the Jets this weekend.

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He had said the decision would be contingent upon two things — if he was healthy enough, and if the Jets were in playoff contention.

However, neither situation came to fruition — and Rodgers seemed to make it clear to McAfee he’s now turning his sights toward getting ready for 2024.

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

What’s interesting — the QB was asked during his appearance on the show if next season would be his last … and he said frankly, “I don’t think so.”

He explained that moving on from Green Bay to New York gave him “a renewed passion for the game.”

The 5-9 Jets will now officially have to finish off their season without their superstar against Washington, Cleveland and then New England.