Ever since he went down with an Achilles injury during the first series of his first game with the New York Jets, there has been a lot of speculation about just when future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be able to return to the Jets. But despite some chatter and optimism that he could return this season, one recent report seems to suggest that isn’t all that likely.
According to a report from NFL insider Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it is “most likely” that Aaron Rodgers won’t return to the team until they begin organized team activities next year.
“A source positioned to make informed estimates on the situation believes the most likely return for Rodgers, at this point, will be the start of OTAs in 2024,” Florio wrote for Pro Football Talk.
Florio explained why it’s not exactly all that likely Rodgers returns to the Jets this season, given the timeline for his recovery.
“For Rodgers to come back in 2023, it likely would have to happen by Week 15 at the latest, against the Commanders. And the Jets would have to be 7-7 or 8-6 at that point, since 10 games likely will be needed to get to the postseason,” Florio wrote.
So while people are going to continue to speculate, it doesn’t look likely he’ll be playing for the Jets this year.