What lies ahead for Aaron Rodgers?
Aaron Rodgers has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, a devastating injury that has ruled the 39-year-old quarterback out for the remainder of the New York Jets’ season.
This injury not only puts Rodgers’ immediate future in doubt but also raises questions about his ability to return, given that it is a challenging injury for athletes of any age, particularly for someone nearing the end of their illustrious Hall of Fame career. However he did say he would rise again.
In the world of sports and speculation, even gambling sites have chimed in, offering odds on whether Rodgers will return for a 20th season or opt for retirement. Gambling 911 via Betonline.ag places the odds of his retirement at 3/1.
Additionally, he stands as a -200 favorite to take the Jets’ first snap of the 2024 season.
Will Aaron Rodgers retire before Week 1 of 2024 season?
No 1/5 (-500)
Yes 3/1 (+300)
Will Aaron Rodgers start for Jets in Week 1 of 2024 season?
Yes 1/2 (-200)
No 3/2 (+150)
What will Aaron Rodgers do next?
Found a cannabis company 6/1
Regular Podcast Host/Co-Host 7/1
Act in a Movie/TV Show 10/1
Appear on a Reality TV show 10/1
Get Married 12/1
Play in televised golf tournament 16/1
Announce Fatherhood 20/1
Buy a Pro Sports Franchise 25/1
Become a game show host 33/1
Found a pshychadelics company 50/1
Become State Farm Insurance Salesman 100/1
Work for CDC 100/1
In the event he decides to retire, there are also odds available for his next career move.
The unfortunate injury occurred during Rodgers’ debut with the New York Jets, as he was carted off the field following a left Achilles injury sustained on just his fourth play during the team’s Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills. This unfortunate incident took place when Rodgers was sacked by Bills edge rusher Leonard Floyd.
Subsequently, Rodgers’ backup, Zach Wilson, stepped in to fill the quarterback role and led the team to a thrilling 22-16 overtime victory over the Bills. The game’s memorable moment came when undrafted rookie wide receiver Xavier Gipson returned a punt 65 yards for a walk-off touchdown in overtime.
Although Rodgers’ on-field contributions were cut short, his pre-game tribute was deeply meaningful. He ran onto the field before the game while holding the U.S. flag, commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Jets’ fans were eager to witness Rodgers’ impact on the team’s fortunes, but now they face the possibility that this may never come to fruition.