Aaron Rodgers opened the NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game on Monday, September 11, with a moment of unity that lit up the stadium. He carried the flag into the stadium.
Aaron Rodgers takes the field as a Jet with an American flag on the anniversary of 9/11.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 12, 2023
The effort and the marking of the anniversary were praised by many fans. The video went viral on X.
Rodgers’ game went sour on the fourth play. Leonard Floyd, a Buffalo Bills player, got past Duane Brown’s block and knocked Rodgers down.
On The Play Aaron Rodgers Suffered His Season Ending Injury….
Look At The Left Tackle Who Gave Up The Sack…. pic.twitter.com/8mBbjQx8aN
— 𝘑𝘢𝘺𝘘𝘶𝘢𝘥𝘴🥷🏿🗽 (@DimesJayy) September 12, 2023
In the video, you can’t see much. Rodgers was initially able to stand up. It wasn’t as bad as it looked.
You can see the severity of this situation in the picture.
This is probably the clearest video of Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury. You can clearly see it….
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 12, 2023
Rodgers sat on the grass and was helped off by staff after he got up. He was then taken to a tent for medical evaluation.
Robert Saleh, the Jets’ coach, said that things did not look good. They thought it was an injury to the Achilles.
Robert Saleh, Jets’ coach, said Brown wasn’t to blame for this play. The play was supposed to be a short pass but it ended up being a long one.
Saleh stated that “Duane cannot look at this and say it was his fault.” “You fight to the end, but when the play extends in the way that it does, this is a very, extremely unfortunate play.”
Brown claimed that Floyd had played the block well, but he said that he should still have blocked.
Zach Wilson will be taking over, according to the Jets. After making the Rodgers trade, the Jets hoped that he would help them end their playoff drought. Rodgers said that he believed they could reach the Super Bowl.
At the end of the opening quarter, Jets coach Robert Saleh said to ESPN’s Lisa Salters: “We still have an incredible group of guys.” “Aaron is obviously a huge part of it, but we have an incredible defense, and we’ve got some great guys on the offense. We’ll win this game.”
Rodgers’ injury has been confirmed as a torn Achilles. After only a few games, Rodgers will be out the rest of the year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2023
It’s bad for Jets fans. The question is how this will affect Rodgers in the future.