Update: Aaron Rodgers has spoken out for the first time since news of his season-ending injury was made public.
“Thank you to every person that has reached out, called, texted, DM’d, connected through a friend, etc. It has meant a ton to me, and I’ll try and get back to all of you soon ❤️
I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. ???? Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today ❤️ The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again. Proud of my guys, 1-0.”
The residents of NYC and New Jersey are feeling the heartbreak after the joy they once felt quickly turned into disappointment.
Over the last several months, New York Jets fans felt a surge of pride and hope when their team secured veteran quarterback, Super Bowl winner, and future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers. It’s a feeling Jets fans don’t get often.
All the anticipation, all the hype, all the happiness, however, was quickly dash, just minutes into the first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills when Rodgers was sacked and couldn’t get back on his feet.
Rodgers was taken into the tent, evaluated, and moments later was seen getting put onto the back of the cart with a boot on his foot. Payton Manning’s real-time reaction to the scene was one felt by all Jets fans.
“Holy Cow. I cannot believe this,” Manning said. Rodgers never returned the rest of the game.
Now, multiple reports are confirming that Rodgers is out for the rest of the year. ESPN reports that the quarterback has sustained a torn left Achilles.
Backup QB Zach Wilson filled in for the superstar and managed to get the Jets a win in overtime when undrafted rookie Xavier Gipson returned a punt into the end zone.
It’s unclear if Wilson will keep the starting position next week.
Rodgers has not issued a statement as of 11:00 am on Tuesday morning. What’s next is also unclear.
Mamas Uncut will continue to update this report has new information becomes available.
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