Aaron Rodgers is on a unique journey to recovery.
Back on September 11, the Jets’ season seemed to be in jeopardy right from the start. Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for New York, suffered an Achilles injury after just one pass attempt against the Bills, abruptly ending the excitement surrounding the young team from the Big Apple.
Nonetheless, Rodgers has made it clear in interviews that he’s determined to make a swift comeback, reaffirming this commitment during a conversation with former Colts punter Pat McAfee on The Pat McAfee Show this Tuesday.
“There’s nothing normal about how I’m attacking this rehab,“ Rodgers said. “There is common practices about six weeks in a boot, and I was in a shoe in like 13 days. Again, this is just my mindset.”
Rodgers appears to be aiming to challenge some of the quickest recovery times ever seen for an Achilles injury in NFL history, potentially rivaling Rams running back Cam Akers, who achieved a remarkable five-month recovery in 2021.
“I believe in the power of intention. I believe in prayer. I believe in … your mental status and the power of will. I believe in making room for the miraculous to happen, and I’m not talking about a woo-woo type of spirituality,” Rodgers said. “I’m talking about, sometimes miracles are doing things that people never thought was possible.”
The Jets have faced significant challenges in the absence of Rodgers, resulting in a disappointing 1–3 start to the 2023 season. Quarterback Zach Wilson has encountered difficulties, but there were glimpses of his potential during a 23–20 loss to the Chiefs last Sunday.
“My mantra is just because something has never been done doesn’t mean it’s not possible,” Rodgers said.