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Jets QB Aaron Rodgers admits he thought Achilles injury ended his career

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers saw his first year with the New York Jets abruptly end on the first drive of the 2024 season.

Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles tendon that would up being a season-ending injury. During a recent interview on the “I Can Fly” podcast, the four-time league MVP voiced that he initially thought that the injury was a career-ending ailment.


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“I had this incredible offseason experience in a new city, a new town, with new teammates, a new organization, an owner for the first time, and really falling back in love with the game that I first fell in love with when I was 5 years old,” Rodgers said via ESPN. “It was absolutely beautiful and special and deep and rich and yummy, and just incredible.

“And then, one of the most heartbreaking nights of my life, when I played four plays. Talk about an ego death.”

The Jets had brought Rodgers aboard with the notion of pushing everything all in for the 2023 season. However, the injury sent the entire campaign on a different trajectory.


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Rodgers attempted to make a return late in the season, but the Jets fell out of playoff contention. Although New York fell well short of a Super Bowl bid, the team could be back on that track next season.

Rodgers looks to be ready to go well ahead of the offseason workouts and training camp. Meanwhile, the front office has added several proven pieces to the roster such as Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith, wide receiver Mike Williams, and pass rusher Haason Reddick.

With Rodgers leading the charge, the Jets could be in store for a special 2024 campaign.

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