Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the fourth game of his first game with the New York Jets and is already looking to surprise everyone with his rehabilitation process.
The four-time NFL MVP said on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Friday that he will embark on a different rehabilitation process and that he is motivated by the opinions of those who had already retired him following the injury.
“I knew about this type of rehab, I have friends who did it,” Rodgers said. “I guess what I would like to say is to express the doubts. Give me the doubts. Give me the schedules. Give me everything you think can, should or will happen, because all I need is a little more inspiration (…) Give me your predictions and then watch what I do.”
Rodgers’ goal for a faster recovery is to gather as much information as possible about the Achilles tendon and apply it to himself to avoid being ruled out of the 2023 NFL playoff season.
“My whole focus and dedication is to gather as much information as possible and then add to what I’ve already put together a pretty good rehab plan that I think will surprise some people,” the 39-year-old quarterback explained.
Aaron Rodgers’ stats with the Jets
At 39 years and 283 days old, Rodgers played in an NFL regular season game for the first time for a team other than the Green Bay Packers. However, his statistics after four games were very poor.
Rodgers’ four snaps accounted for seven percent of the Jets’ total offensive snaps. The quarterback failed to complete the only pass he attempted and was sacked for a loss of ten yards when his tendon ruptured. The University of California graduate finished the game against the Bills with a rating of 39.6.