Aaron Rodgers’ journey to recovery commences with taking one step at a time.
New York Jets enthusiasts are still grappling with the team’s disheartening defeat against the New England Patriots last Sunday. However, nothing can compare to the anguish of losing Aaron Rodgers for the entire season during their inaugural home game.
Exclusive images obtained by The Post reveal the seasoned quarterback venturing outdoors for the first time post his Achilles surgery, albeit relying on crutches.
As Rodgers observed his team endure back-to-back losses, particularly the recent 15-10 defeat at home against their longstanding AFC East rivals, the Jets, he must have experienced a sense of helplessness. His successor, Zach Wilson, has come under intense scrutiny for his struggles in orchestrating the offense.
In the preceding week, Rodgers offered an update on his recovery progress following the Achilles tear, offering a glimmer of hope for fans and the team alike.
Rodgers has been forced to observe from the sidelines as his team endured two consecutive defeats, with last Sunday’s 15-10 loss at home to their perennial AFC East rivals being particularly hard to stomach. In the absence of Rodgers, his successor, Zach Wilson, has found himself inundated with criticism due to his struggles in effectively managing the offense.
In the past week, Rodgers offered an update on his recuperation from a torn Achilles, which should inject a measure of optimism into the situation.
“There’s been some good days and some bad days for sure,” Rodgers said during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. “But last week was a good week of recovery, had a good day yesterday. Sunday was the lightest day since I started rehab, and also the worst day I’ve had in a while. But yesterday was a good day, today is a good day. I’m making a lot of progress.”
Rodgers further mentioned that he has found contentment in the gradual progress he has achieved thus far.
“Every day it’s just a little something,” he said. “A little less swelling, a little more movement, a little more mobility, a little more strength. So we’re building it up, it’s just a process.”
The Jets will strive to break their two-game losing streak as they prepare to host the reigning champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football.