When New York Jets star quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with an Achilles injury during the team’s first game of the season, most thought it would be a season-ending injury for the future Hall of Famer. But he has refused to rule out a return this season, and it sounds like he now even has a target date for when he’d like to be back.
According to NFL analyst Ari Meirov, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported during a Sunday broadcast that Aaron Rodgers was targeting a Dec. 2 return to the practice field as he continues his shockingly fast recovery from the injury.
“#Jets QB Aaron Rodgers sent a video to the team this week of him working out, and it ‘blew their minds.’ He has told them he wants to start practicing as early as December 2nd, per @JayGlazer,” Meirov wrote in a post on X, the social media website formerly known as Twitter.
#Jets QB Aaron Rodgers sent a video to the team this week of him working out, and it "blew their minds." He has told them he wants to start practicing as early as December 2nd, per @JayGlazer. pic.twitter.com/b4KerQILYx
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 19, 2023
It’s obviously insane news given that most expected the injury to sideline him for the entire 2023 NFL season, and the NFL world had a lot to say about it on social media as a result.
Win today so I can be excited about this. Thanks https://t.co/d69V2xIGyD
— 𝙅𝙀𝙏𝙎 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝙄𝘼🛫 (@NYJets_Media) November 19, 2023
Aaron Rodgers sending workout videos to his teammates as motivation is objectively hilarious https://t.co/R7LStzlphj
— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) November 19, 2023
Football gods find a way for the Jets to at least split the next 2 games… https://t.co/j945doGpw3
— J. Gray (@JGrayJets) November 19, 2023
If he comes back and reinjures himself (hopefully he doesn’t), he can only blame himself right? https://t.co/TF8wvbGFV5
— Δ (@Ayyeeedrian__) November 19, 2023
Bro actually faked an Achilles injury to make it seem like he’s superhuman https://t.co/s4URtWGR0n
— I🦃 (@ilannfl) November 19, 2023
— Matt O'Leary (@MattOLearyNY) November 19, 2023
We’ll have to see if Rodgers can indeed return to practice that soon and whether or not the team can continue to stay in playoff contention.