On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers could be medically cleared to return in Week 16 after tearing his Achilles in Week 1.
No matter hopes Rodgers has of returning to the sphere ought to be dashed after Sunday’s consequence.
The Jets had been eradicated from playoff rivalry with an unsightly 30-0 loss in Miami. QB Zach Wilson accomplished simply 4 of 11 passes for 26 yards and misplaced a fumble. Wilson was sacked 4 occasions and left the sport within the second quarter with a concussion.
Backup QB Trevor Siemian did not fare significantly better, going 14-for-26 with 110 passing yards and two interceptions. The Jets gained simply 23 collective speeding yards, their lowest sport complete since 2005 per Stathead from Pro Football Reference.
The failures of the Jets offense start and finish with their dreadful offensive line that turned in its worst efficiency of the season Sunday, failing to guard Wilson and stifling the bottom sport.
In equity, the Jets O-line has been ravaged by harm this season. Left guard Alijah Vera-Tucker tore his Achilles in Week 5. Middle Connor McGovern dislocated his kneecap in Week 8. Left deal with Duane Brown suffered a hip injury in Week 2 and has solely performed one sport since.
That is what Rodgers desires to return again to?
The truth that the Jets have been eradicated from the playoffs ought to be sufficient to discourage Rodgers from enjoying in Week 16 towards Washington. Even when the Jets had been nonetheless alive, although, why would he threat one other harm behind this offensive line?
If Rodgers simply desires to stay it to his doubters and say that he got here again 15 weeks from an harm that is usually season-ending, it is not value it. The mere dialogue of him returning is exceptional in and of itself. That ought to be sufficient for him to take a victory lap on Pat McAfee’s present.
If Rodgers is significantly contemplating enjoying in a meaningless sport behind a patchwork offensive line, he is out of his thoughts. To invoke a earlier quote of his, he ought to “R-E-L-A-X” and look in direction of subsequent season.