Aaron Rodgers (New York Jets), one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL), collapsed due to injury in his first game with his new team.
Rogers was tackled by Buffalo linebacker Leonard Floyd four minutes into the first quarter of the home game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 of the 2023-2024 NFL season held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on the 12th (Korean time). Rogers, who was later removed from the game after receiving support, was diagnosed with a ruptured left Achilles tendon after the game.
The Jets won the opening game with a score of 22-16 after extended overtime, but were in a sad mood after hearing the news of the injury to quarterback Rogers, the team’s central axis.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said after the game, “I’m worried about the condition of the Achilles tendon. Additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) tests will be done to reconfirm (the rupture). I’ll pray tonight, but honestly, it’s not good.”
Rodgers started the opening game treated as a hero by Jets fans. At the pre-ceremony event, he appeared on the ground holding an American flag to mark the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and received enthusiastic cheers.
Rogers, who appeared on the NFL stage after being selected by the Green Bay Packers in 2005, played only in Green Bay for 18 seasons. He reached the peak of his career by winning the regular league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the Super Bowl in 2011, and has since won MVP three more times. If we compare the number of MVP awards, he has more than Tom Brady (3 times).
Rogers, who had been in conflict with the Green Bay team’s leadership, transferred to the Jets ahead of this season. He, who was guaranteed an annual salary of $75 million (approximately 100 billion won) until next year, was treated as the savior of the Jets, which had been in the bottom for 10,000 years.소닉카지노
The Jets, founded in 1959, have won the Super Bowl only once, in 1968, and have not made the playoffs for 12 consecutive years since 2010 until last season.
At the Jets press conference, Rodgers expressed confidence in winning the championship, saying, “The (one and only) Super Bowl trophy seems lonely.” However, he suffered a serious injury in his first game after the transfer.
Local media such as the Associated Press and ESPN believe that it will be difficult for Rogers to play any longer this season.