Aaron Rodgers is addressing conspiracy theories surrounding his Week 1 Achilles rupture during his regular appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show.”
“The same people talking about that, entertaining the possibility of conspiracy about my Achilles, could not possibly fathom a world in which anything related to this beautiful, experimental gene therapy could be, could have any issues with that,” the 39-year-old said.
“All those big brains out there, let me just shoot you straight. There’s not a lot of people that have the unique situation I was in,” Rodgers continued. “I got hurt the first drive of the season, I don’t want to retire, I want to come back … My mindset from the morning after the injury was I’m going to try and do something nobody has done before.”
The quarterback dismisses speculations about the injury and emphasizes the unique challenges he faced in returning to play after the first drive of the season. Rodgers, aware of the limitations imposed by time, expresses a strong desire to return to the field and achieve something unprecedented.
“My time is nearing the end. I don’t have as many years left as a Klay Thompson or some of these amazing athletes who have been hurt earlier in their career. I want to get back on the field.”
The Jets, now 4-5 without him since their opening night win, face challenges in the AFC East. Despite potential playoff contention issues, Rodgers remains motivated to make a successful comeback.