Aaron Rodgers appears to have had a change of heart. Initially, he had no intention of returning this season unless the Jets were in playoff contention. However, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Rodgers has shifted his stance and is now focused on playing regardless of the team’s standing.
Though the Jets are technically still in the playoff mix, their recent string of losses has made their chances slim. With a record of 4-6 after losing to the Bills, they’re gearing up for a three-game home stretch starting with the Dolphins on Black Friday.
Tim Boyle is set to become the third starting quarterback for the Jets this season as he steps in for Zach Wilson, who struggled in recent games with a completion rate of just 55.6 percent.
Despite suffering a serious Achilles injury in Week 1 and previously targeting a mid-December return, Rodgers is now aiming to start practicing as early as Dec. 2, as per Glazer’s report. He sent the Jets footage of his workouts, which greatly impressed them, and shared his hope to begin practicing next week.
Rodgers, a four-time league MVP, has expressed a strong desire to return this season despite an injury that typically ends a player’s season. He’s determined to defy the odds and finish the season on his terms, stating on “The Pat McAfee Show,” “I’m gonna be back there full time real soon. The plan has been, once we got to Thanksgiving, was to be back there full time.”