New York Jets cornerback D.J. Reed hopes injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks twice earlier than forcing his method into the lineup after the 5-9 Jets had been formally eliminated from postseason rivalry through Sunday’s humiliating 30-0 loss on the Miami Dolphins.
“I don’t suppose so,” Reed instructed Steve Serby of the New York Submit about Rodgers making an attempt to play once more this season. “He’s a grown man, he’s gonna do what he needs to do on the finish of the day. However I simply really feel prefer it’s a excessive danger, low reward simply because we’re not going to the playoffs, so … the season, in a method, is over. The last word purpose is to win a Tremendous Bowl, for my part.”
It was beforehand reported Rodgers could possibly be medically cleared from the torn Achilles he suffered on Sept. 11 in time to start out this coming Sunday’s house sport in opposition to the Washington Commanders. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport famous on Saturday that “Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Dolphins might go a great distance in figuring out what’s subsequent” for Rodgers, and Rapoport additionally added that “there are some crucial individuals within the group who — out of warning — wish to hold Rodgers out of hurt’s method till subsequent season.”
Rapoport supplied his replace earlier than the Jets produced a no-show in Miami that assured the membership would go a minimum of 13 consecutive seasons with no playoff look. As for Rodgers, the 40-year-old remains on track to play for the Jets in September 2024.
“Fairly truthfully, I might say up till like most likely the mid-third, you would kinda simply see the vitality and simply the momentum and simply the emotion on guys’ faces, simply kinda down about the entire sport,” Reed mentioned in regards to the alleged struggle the Jets confirmed at Miami’s Laborious Rock Stadium. “I wouldn’t say I used to be too completely happy about that.”
Whereas the notion exists that Rodgers can have the ultimate say on if he performs in opposition to the Commanders, the Jets might select to not activate him by Wednesday’s deadline for such a transfer. Logic suggests Reed is not the one Jets participant who needs Rodgers to stay a spectator till subsequent yr, however the future Corridor of Famer could really feel that finishing an surprising comeback months forward of schedule is extra necessary than the desires of his teammates.