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Aaron Rodgers Shuts Down Retirement Talk, Prepares for Multiple Seasons Leading New York Jets

Though his first season as a New York Jet was something of a disaster, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has no plans to call time on his epic NFL career and plans on sticking around the MetLife Stadium for some time to come.

His debut season ended before it even really got started. The former Green Bay Packer and four-time NFL MVP was injured in just the fourth snap of his opening game, and his Achilles injury then ruled him out for the remainder of the season despite constant speculation about a possible return.

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Rodgers, now 40, is seemingly ready to play a couple more seasons at least, according to comments made in a recent podcast,

“I got back on the practice field late in the season and couldn’t get to a top speed sprinting, but really been in a good place rehab-wise, from the start, and feeling really good,”

“I’m hopeful I can play two or three or four more years, but you need to have some good fortune in there to.”

Having spent most of his Green Bay Packers career steering the Lambeau Field team into the postseason and beyond, life at the New York Jets is going to feel a lot different, not least because the franchise is currently on the longest playoff drought in the league. It’s been 13 years since they managed to get to the postseason, and clearly, bringing in Rodgers was part of a plan to end that run; so far, it has not been so good.

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has admitted that he didn’t plan well in light of Rodgers’ lengthy injury lay-off last season, commenting,

“When you have a Hall of Fame quarterback, you’re going to build it around his strengths, period,”

“That’s a very common thing throughout the league. It’s not just a Jets thing. That’s leaguewide.”

“Could we have done things better? I’m talking about myself and the coaching staff, with regards to, ‘All right, this is our worst-case scenario, now what?’ Absolutely, and it’s something that we will make sure that we do a heck of a lot better with in 2024.”

On the plan of forming a better set-up at the Jets, Saleh added,

“It hasn’t gone the way we obviously wanted, but it doesn’t mean that the goal of winning championships is over. I still think we’ve got a really good football team. I’ve said it before: I think we’ve built a championship roster. There’s a lot of things that we’ve learned through adversity over the last three months since Aaron’s injury that will help us.”

Let’s see how next season holds up and whether Rodgers’, a veteran performer, is capable of coming back from his extended lay-off, the same player he was when he signed with the Jets.

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