It’s evident that Aaron Rodgers is eager to return to action. During Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the New York Jets quarterback expressed his disagreement with a specific play call. With the Jets leading 9-3 in the second quarter, facing a 3rd-and-1 on their own 38, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett relayed the play to Rodgers through his headset.
The veteran QB, wearing his own headset, seemed to shake his head disapprovingly at Hackett’s decision.
The play involved running back Breece Hall attempting to gain the first down by going up the middle, but the Raiders’ linebacker Robert Spillane thwarted the effort, resulting in a 4th-down punt for the Jets. Despite Rodgers and Hackett sharing a strong relationship from their time with the Green Bay Packers, it’s clear that they may not always see eye to eye on strategic decisions.
Rodgers, who has been sidelined since Week 1 due to an Achilles tendon tear, has playfully teased Jets fans about a potential return throughout the season. However, whether he makes a comeback may depend on the team’s playoff prospects, with speculation that if the Jets are out of contention, Rodgers might not aim for a return this season.