With Aaron Rodgers out for the season, many pundits and fans believe the New York Jets’ season is over before it even began. Head coach Robert Saleh, however, wants nothing to do with it.
On Tuesday morning, the New York Jets received final certainty on what everyone actually already knew: Aaron Rodgers’ season is over after just four plays, his Achilles tendon is torn and Rodgers won’t play another game in the 2023 season.
“As you can imagine, he’s devastated,” head coach Robert Saleh said. He would not answer any questions about Rodgers’ future. “I’ll let him do that himself. It would be tactless to talk about that now. I don’t know what his plans are,” the defensive specialist continued.
Saleh is not writing off his team yet
Saleh was annoyed by some pundits and fans who have already written off the Jets. “I don’t know why people are writing an obituary on our team already,” the 44-year-old said.
He’s pinning all his hopes on Zach Wilson. The 2021 first-round pick took over against the Buffalo Bills and led his team to a 22-16 win after overtime with a solid performance.
“He’s our quarterback. There is no discussion at all,” Saleh clarified. Nor is a new player being brought in to possibly compete for the position of first playmaker. “This is his team now and we’ll move on with that. We believe in him.”
Against the Dallas Cowboys in week two, Wilson will start – and have to hold his own against the best defence from week one.