The future Hall of Fame quarterback for the New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers, apologized to Garrett Wilson after he tore his Achilles tendon. Wilson revealed the conversation took place during Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
“At halftime I just went in to check on him in the training room, just make sure I gave him hugs, told him I love him. It really hurt my heart, he told me just, ‘sorry, kid.”Garrett Wilson
Wilson is the reigning offensive rookie of the year. Rodgers, 39, appeared to have solidified their relationship over the offseason, which boded well for their future. However, Rodgers’ season came to a shocking end after just four snaps when he tore his Achilles tendon.
“Just seeing him (Monday night) and the emotion that was going into him getting out there, being out there, and everything that we had put in this offseason to be able to play in the games, it sucks man.”Garrett Wilson
Wilson claimed that the Jets, who beat the Bills in overtime on Xavier Gipson’s amazing walk-off punt return to win 22-16, wanted the victory for Rodgers. Wilson added that he believes in Zach Wilson, the former No. 2 overall pick who has been reinserted into the starting lineup.
The Jets season has done a complete turnaround due to the unfortunate injury to Rodgers. However, with such a stellar defense and skill position players, they will look to remain competitive.
The Jets will play the Cowboys on Sunday with Zach Wilson serving as the team’s de facto starting quarterback at this point. However, Rodgers has made it clear that this is not the end for him. He plans to come back and play for the Jets next season to win his second Super Bowl trophy.