Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time and known for doing everything he can, can’t help but admire Aaron Rodgers.
In his latest episode of Let’s Go! Podcast with Larry Fitzgerald and seven-time Super Bowl champion Jim Gray, he discussed Rodgers’ Achilles injury in the New York Jets’ season opener. How to recover quickly after a tear.
Rodgers was seen throwing on the field before the Jets’ Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Well, he’s determined to come back and I really like Aaron,” Brady said (12:05). “Some guys use injuries as an excuse not to play and I think the most inspiring thing to me when I see a guy like that is he shows you his love for the game. He doesn’t want to miss anything.” teammate.
“…I appreciate his effort and that’s the approach that winners take.”
While Rodgers’ injury was initially thought to be season-ending, the four-time league MVP’s recovery process has been incredibly quick. Just weeks after tearing his Achilles tendon, he is already walking without crutches, giving New York fans some hope that he can return at some point this year.
Rodgers’ first season with the Jets was cut short in the first game of the team’s opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Despite the odds, Rodgers remains adamant that a return to the playoffs is possible if the Jets make it there.
“There are a lot of different ideas about the overall length of time for recovery,” Rogers said at a conference in September. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, just because no one has done it a certain way, doesn’t mean This is impossible.” Appearing on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “I definitely have some odds against me based on age, but I like that. Add up all the odds against me and see what happens. All my focus and dedication is to To take the most information and add to what I’ve already put in as a really good recovery plan, I think that’s going to shock some people.”
After the Jets defeated the Eagles, they continued into the playoffs with a 3-3 record. Therefore, Rodgers’ return may still be possible.