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Aaron Rodgers Not Present At Minicamp

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) is not at mandatory minicamp, an unexcused absence that is subject to fines. Saleh said it was for an event "important to him." In the grand scheme of things, Rodgers' absence isn't a huge deal, especially since he was present for all of the team's voluntary organized team activities leading up to minicamp. Still, it's a missed opportunity for him to develop more chemistry with his receivers after missing all of 2023 with a torn Achilles tendon. The 40-year-old resumed practicing with the team late last season and should be fully ready to go by Week 1 of the regular season this fall. Rodgers could have some big games here and there if he stays healthy in 2024, but for fantasy purposes, he's firmly in low-end QB2 territory coming off a serious injury.

Jun 11, 2024 2:15 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Gaining Chemistry With Garrett Wilson

The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt writes that the connection between New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and top wide receiver Garrett Wilson is growing during voluntary organized team activities this offseason. Wilson ran such a good route in practice on Tuesday that he wound up wide open in the middle of the field for an easy touchdown, and he had another catch on a pass from Rodgers in which he was able to adjust his body in mid-air to catch a pass that was thrown a little behind him. Wilson is "as advertised," according to new receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. "This kid can be whatever he wants to be. He has that it ... the sky is the limit for this kid." If Rodgers can stay healthy all year, Wilson will also have high-end WR1 value for fantasy managers in 2024. The former 10th overall pick has topped 1,000 yards in both his NFL seasons despite subpar QB play.

Jun 5, 2024 10:12 PM EST



Aaron Rodgers Doing Everything At OTAs

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) is doing everything at organized team activities this week and has no restrictions. This was the expectation all along after Rodgers was practicing with the team late last season despite tearing his Achilles in Week 1 of 2023, but it's nice to see him back out there running around during offseason practices. The 40-year-old future Hall of Famer didn't play at all last year due to his Achilles injury, and fantasy managers shouldn't forget that he had his worst season as a professional in his final year in Green Bay in 2022. Still, if Rodgers can stay healthy this year, he should at least be a QB1 streamer in the right matchups in fantasy leagues with all the weapons he has around him in New York. We'll continue to monitor Rodgers' recovery this offseason, especially once the team gets into full contact.

May 21, 2024 2:00 PM EST


No Restrictions For Aaron Rodgers During Offseason Workouts

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that there will be no restrictions for quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) when Phase 3 of the offseason begins in two weeks, which consists of 10 organized team activity practices. "Once phase three hits, we're not anticipating any restrictions from what we can and can't do with him," Saleh said. Meanwhile, rookie QB Jordan Travis (ankle), is expected to be ready for training camp after suffering a devastating injury in November. The 40-year-old Rodgers is coming off a torn left Achilles that he suffered on the first offensive series of the season in 2023. The odds are against him returning to his MVP form with the Jets, but he's not lacking for offensive weapons around him if he can stay healthy in 2024.

May 3, 2024 3:01 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Reports For Voluntary Workouts

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles), who is coming off a torn left Achilles suffered in the season opener in 2023, was present for Day 1 of the team's voluntary offseason workouts on Monday. Despite being 40 years old and coming off a pretty serious injury that knocked him out for all of last year, the future Hall of Famer is hoping to play multiple more seasons. Rodgers was able to return to practices late last season, so barring some sort of setback this offseason or in training camp this summer, Rodgers will be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2024 regular season. He has plenty of weapons around him in New York's offense, but it's fair to wonder how an aging signal-caller will do coming off a lost season. At best, fantasy managers should treat him as a low-end QB1 injury risk in drafts this fall.

Apr 15, 2024 2:26 PM EST



Jets Could Give Aaron Rodgers Another Weapon In Brock Bowers

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman predicts that the New York Jets will give quarterback Aaron Rodgers another receiving weapon in the upcoming NFL draft by taking Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with the 10th overall pick. Bowers is the best skill player that Georgia has produced since head coach Kirby Smart took over in 2016. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2021 and a first-team All-American. The 21-year-old had 21 touchdowns over three seasons for the Bulldogs, and the 6-foot-3, 243-pounder is a terrific athlete. "What separates him is on the 50-50 balls, he's just such a competitor. He seems to have that 'clutch gene,'" one coach said. The Jets haven't had a fantasy relevant tight end in what feels like ages, but Bowers could change that quickly in 2024 if he goes to the Jets and Rodgers can stay healthy.

Apr 7, 2024 1:10 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Finishes Year Strong At Practice

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) lead the way during "competition" periods of the team's late-season practices. Up to that point, Rodgers have been limited to scout-team work, but he was moving so well on his surgically repaired Achilles that coaches decided to let him cook to close out the year. "It's like watching Picasso paint," tackle Mekhi Becton said after one of the practices. Rodgers was in total command during the sessions, and players said the future Hall of Famer was so into it that it seemed like he was trying to make up for lost time. "[I] proved I can maybe still play a little bit," Rodgers said, grinning. At the very least, it gives the Jets hope that the 40-year-old can play closer to his 2021 MVP level than what he showed in his final season in Green Bay in 2022. The Jets offensive line will certainly need to be better -- they allowed 64 sacks in 2023.

Jan 17, 2024 7:36 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Wants To Play For More Than One Season?

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) said at his season-ending press conference on Monday that he'd "like for this to be more than just next year." The 40-year-old lost all of the 2023 season when he tore his Achilles in the season opener, but he made amazing progress during his rehab and probably would have returned as the Jets' starter if not for the fact that they weren't in the playoff race late in the year. Rodger is under contract through the 2025 season, so barring any more injuries, it sounds like he plans to play two more seasons in New York. It remains to be seen how effective he'll be in 2024 coming off a serious injury while playing behind a suspect offensive line, but he will have one of the best receivers in the game to lean on in Garrett Wilson.

Jan 8, 2024 12:29 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Staying Active At Practice

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) remained limited at Thursday's practice despite the fact that he won't play in Week 18 against the New England Patriots. The book has already been closed for Rodgers' debut season in the Big Apple, but he is at least still staying active on the practice field as he continues to rehab from Week 1's ruptured Achilles. The 40-year-old 10-time Pro Bowler should enter the 2024 season as a popular Comeback Player of the Year candidate with a clean bill of health, considering Rodgers was pushing to make an improbable late-season return before the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 15. Zach Wilson (concussion) is also out on Sunday, so Trevor Siemian will draw the starting nod under center in the regular-season finale. With a pitifully low 30.5-point implied total, this is not a game to target for DFS purposes.

Jan 5, 2024 12:50 AM EST


Aaron Rodgers Gets In Limited Practice On Wednesday

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) was a limited participant in Wednesday's team practice. Rodgers continues to make strides from his Achilles injury that he suffered in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. However, with just one regular season game left and the Jets playing for nothing in Week 18, it's pretty obvious that the veteran quarterback will not return this year. New York activated him from the injured reserve list in Week 16 to give him more practice reps with the team. The four-time MVP should be ready to go by Training Camp next season.

Jan 4, 2024 12:25 AM EST


Aaron Rodgers Estimated As Non-Participant Monday

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) was estimated as a non-participant for Monday's practice. The 40-year-old isn't expected to play again this season after tearing his Achilles back in Week 1, though it's at least worth noting that he did log a limited practice last Friday. With the Jets out of playoff contention and just two weeks left in the season, there's no reason to rush Rodgers back and risk re-injury. Zach Wilson (concussion) will quarterback the team on Thursday if he clears concussion protocol in time. Otherwise, Trevor Siemian would likely draw the start.

Dec 25, 2023 8:32 PM EST


Zach Wilson, Aaron Rodgers Officially Ruled Out For Week 16

New York Jets quarterbacks Zach Wilson (concussion) and Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders. Wilson missed all three practices this week and has yet to clear concussion protocol, so it's no surprise that he'll spend this weekend on the sideline. Meanwhile, Week 16 had always been Rodgers' target date for a miraculously quick return, and although he did practice on Friday, the Jets are just 5-9 and their bleak rest-of-season outlook will keep the future Hall of Famer on the sideline. Look for Trevor Siemian to start at quarterback this week. He's off the fantasy radar, though wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall are still worth starting.

Dec 22, 2023 3:32 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers, Zach Wilson Not Seen At Practice

New York Jets quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) and Zach Wilson (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice. Rodgers' 2023 fate in terms of a potentially miraculous comeback from a Week 1 Achilles tear was sealed when the Jets were eliminated from postseason contention in a Week 15 loss. The future Hall of Famer's absence at Thursday's session is merely a formality, as it's already been reported that Rodgers won't play again for Gang Green this season as he continues his rehab. Wilson, on the other hand, is looking to overcome the concussion protocol and gain clearance to play in Week 16 versus an awful Washington Commanders defense, but his back-to-back DNPs don't inspire much optimism for that to happen. Head coach Robert Saleh stated on Monday that Wilson will start if he is healthy, but it seems more likely that Trevor Siemian is under center on Sunday. Wilson will try to return to Friday's session.

Dec 22, 2023 12:47 AM EST


Aaron Rodgers To Be Activated From Injured Reserve

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) will be activated from Injured Reserve on Wednesday, according to a source. Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday that he's not ready to play yet after tearing his Achilles in the season opener, but he will continue his rehab with the team during practices. The 40-year-old has been on an accelerated rehab plan and has made remarkable progress from a serious injury in a short amount of time, but with the Jets now officially eliminated from playoff contention, it remains unlikely that the Jets will risk throwing Rodgers out on the field for the final three games of the regular season. Zach Wilson is also dealing with a concussion and seems unlikely to play in Week 16 on Christmas Eve against the Washington Commanders, so Trevor Siemian could make his first start of the year.

Dec 20, 2023 12:08 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Not Ready To Come Off Injured Reserve

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) acknowledged on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday that he's not 100 percent and that he'd be pushing to play if he were 100 percent, but he's just not there yet. Rodgers realistically needs a few more weeks, but the Jets' deadline to activate him from Injured Reserve is on Wednesday. The four-time MVP said himself it's not realistic that he's going to be cleared, so all those people that were holding out hope he'd play for the Jets in the final three weeks of the regular season are going to be disappointed. Even if Rodgers were fully recovered and cleared, it wouldn't make much sense to throw him out there with the Jets mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. If Zach Wilson isn't cleared from the league's concussion protocol this week, Trevor Siemian will likely draw the start for Gang Green in Week 16 against the Washington Commanders on Christmas Eve.

Dec 19, 2023 6:01 PM EST


Jets Say Aaron Rodgers Wants To Play

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said on Monday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) wants to play again this season, but Saleh adamantly refused to comment on whether Rodgers will actually see the field again this year with the Jets officially eliminated from postseason contention. It remains unlikely that the four-time MVP will play in the final three games of the year while being only 3 1/2 months removed from Achilles surgery. But the Jets are letting the process play out since Rodgers is months ahead of a typical recovery from a torn Achilles. The 40-year-old's 21-day window to be activated from Injured Reserve closes on Wednesday, so the Jets must activate Rodgers or leave him on IR for the rest of the year. Rodgers is likely to be medically cleared this week, but that doesn't mean he'll play in Week 16 against the Washington Commanders. With Zach Wilson having suffered a concussion on Sunday, it could be Trevor Semien starting for the Jets on Christmas Eve.

Dec 19, 2023 12:39 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Unlikely To Come Back This Year

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) is expected to gain medical clearance to play this week, but it remains unlikely that he will play in the final three games of the regular season with the Jets eliminated from playoff contention. The Jets front office doesn't want Rodgers risking the 2024 season by coming back this year with nothing on the line. Rodgers himself has also said that he will not make a return this year if the Jets don't have anything to play for by Week 16 on Christmas Eve against the Washington Commanders, which is now the case. With all that said, it will be a surprise if the Jets officially activate Rodgers from Injured Reserve by the deadline this Wednesday. Zach Wilson is in the league's concussion protocol now, so not only is Rodgers unlikely to play this Sunday, but now it could be Trevor Siemian making the start.

Dec 18, 2023 6:16 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Likely To Be Cleared This Week

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) is making great progress and is expected to be medically cleared to play this week. This is incredible considering Rodgers is only a few months removed from tearing his Achilles. However, it seems unlikely that Rodgers is going to play again this season. The Jets would need to beat the Miami Dolphins this weekend to stay somewhat relevant in the playoff picture. The Jets are likely only going to let Rodgers play if they still remain in the playoff battle in the AFC.

Dec 16, 2023 9:29 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers Limited On Friday

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) was a limited participant during Friday's practice. This is now back-to-back days that Rodgers has been limited in practice. He's three months removed from an Achilles rupture. That being said, it's incredible that Rodgers is this close to playing again. He won't suit up against the Miami Dolphins this weekend. However, Rodgers could play in the final game or two of the regular season. Although, Rodgers would only play if the Jets are still alive in the postseason, which means they'd have to win this game versus Miami. It's unlikely that Rodgers takes the field again this season.

Dec 15, 2023 9:35 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers "Looks Normal"

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) "pushed it" in practice on Thursday, according to head coach Robert Saleh. Rodgers worked from under center, ran bootlegs and jogged between drills. "He looks normal to me," Saleh said. However, Rodgers still has yet to take part in 11-on-11 drills, which would be the next step in his rehab from a torn Achilles he suffered in Week 1. The 40-year-old future Hall of Famer was officially listed as limited in Thursday's practice. In a best-case scenario, the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins this Sunday and Rodgers is healthy enough to return to action as the starting QB in Week 16 against the Washington Commanders. Despite the four-time MVP's incredible progress from a devastating injury, it remains unlikely that we'll see Rodgers taking snaps for the Jets late this season.

Dec 15, 2023 12:24 PM EST