New York Jets lose Aaron Rodgers for the season, win Monday Night Football thriller against the Bills thanks to a punt return in overtime
The New York Jets defeated Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in thrilling fashion last night on Monday Night Football 22-16. The win however, came at a brutal cost for the Jets as they lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the remainder of the 2023 season due to a torn achilles.
Aaron Rodgers Out for Season with Torn Achilles
Rodgers was sacked by Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd on just the fourth offensive snap of the game for the New York Jets. The result was his leg twisting awkwardly as he hit the turf at Metlife Stadium.
This morning, it was reported that the 40-year old quarterback had torn his achilles on the play, which could mean the end of not only his New York Jets tenure, but NFL career.
Aaron Rodgers was injured and helped off the field on the first Jets drive vs. the Bills
The Bills and Josh Allen looked lost out there last night. Allen only completed 29 of 41 passes for 236 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.
Zach Wilson took over for Rodgers and managed to lead the Jets over the Bills in a thrilling overtime victory that ended on a 65-yard punt return touchdown from undrafted rookie Xavier Gipson.
Xavier Gipson Walkoff Punt Return vs Bills
Note: Yes, that is ESPN NFL officiating analyst John Parry pointing out that Jets linebacker Chazz Surratt should have been called for illegal tripping for a leg whip he used on Quintin Morris of the Bills.
Parry thinks that had Morris not been tripped, he could have brought Xavier Gipson down somewhere around the 20-yard line. Bullshit. Surratt didn’t trip anyone.
He was falling to the ground and Morris ran into his legs, obviously.
Clear as day. Argue with your couch.
Anyways, tough break for the New York Jets and their what’s fair to be considered cursed fanbase.
Another miserable year incoming with the loss of Aaron Rodgers. Shame it had to end after just four snaps but sometimes, that’s just the way the game of football unfolds in the NFL.