Aaron Rodgers’ season started in the worst possible way. He tore his Achilles tendon on the first drive of his debut with the New York Jets. All the excitement building around the Jets this season came to a quick end as the four-time NFL MVP will be sidelined for a significant period of time.
Meanwhile, Rodgers’ former team, the Green Bay Packers, started the season on a high note. They won their opening game against the Chicago Bears convincingly with a score of 38-20.
Jordan Love exceeded all expectations in the game against the Bears, and Rodgers recently praised the young quarterback. He also made a joke about the Bears and brought up the “ownership” reference again.
This is what Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show:
“Green Bay quarterbacks have made Chicago fans pretty miserable for days and nights, and I’m glad to see him pick up where I left off. I’ve seen my fair share of Bears and he played excellent and I was very happy for him.”
“I texted J right after the Bears game when they pulled away. I texted him because I wanted him to see it when he got back to his phone and congratulated him on keeping ownership .
That was pretty great for him and I talk to Zach all the time, I love Zach, that’s my man.”
In the Week 1 game against the Chicago Bears, Love completed 15/27 throws while throwing for 245 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears struggled mightily and lost again to the Packers.
Whether Love will be able to match Rodgers’ success remains to be seen, but he is off to a good start.
When will Aaron Rodgers return to play?
Aaron Rodgers has already undergone surgery on his Achilles tendon and is optimistic about his return to football. While the starting quarterback was previously expected to be out for the entire season, Rodgers has not ruled out a return this season.
Last week, Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show that he might play this season if the New York Jets make the playoffs. However, with the way Zach Wilson has played so far, it seems unlikely the Jets will make the playoffs in a stacked AFC.
Nevertheless, it will give Rodgers more time to recover, and hopefully he will be at his best next season.
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