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Aaron Rodgers To Miss the Rest of the Season with Torn Achilles

Aaron Rodgers was looking for a fresh start when he decided to join the New York Jets this season, but his time with the new team was cut short. The iconic quarterback will be forced to miss the rest of the season due to a torn left Achilles tendon. Rodgers made his long-awaited debut with the Jets against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, and his first game since leaving the Green Bay Packers was quite memorable for all the wrong reasons. After being sacked by Bills' defensive end Leonard Floyd, Rodgers was forced to exit the game, and his injury is more severe than anyone hoped. Rodgers was placed on injured reserve a day later before the Jets’ head coach Robert Saleh officially announced he’ll be out for the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon rupture. This is a huge disappointment for the Jets’ fans, given Rodgers’ commitment to the team – he agreed to a $35-million pay cut after joining them to help the organization improve. Rodgers will be replaced by Zach Wilson, who joined the Jets as the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Saleh said they have “a lot of faith” in Wilson after announcing Rodgers’ exit, especially after he led the Jets to a 22–16 win against the Bills in overtime.