- Aaron Rodgers is rehabbing after tearing his Achilles tendon on September 11th against the Bills
- Footage of his progress was met with disbelief by some fans on social media
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Aaron Rodgers stunned NFL fans on Sunday after he was seen falling backwards and throwing the football at MetLife Stadium – less than two months after tearing his Achilles tendon.
The quarterback was expected to miss the entire 2023 season after suffering the serious injury just moments after his Jets debut on Sept. 11.
But Sunday brought the clearest sign yet that Rodgers could defy the doctors’ expectations. The 39-year-old was seen straining his Achilles tendon as he threw the ball onto the pitch before kick-off.
The footage was met with disbelief by some supporters on social media. “It’s crazy the way he moves,” one wrote.
Another fan compared Rodgers to superheroes, writing: “Like Wolverine or Superman – whatever, he’s something completely different doing that so soon.”
Aaron Rodgers was seen backing up and throwing the football at MetLife Stadium
“This guy’s relationship with science is wild,” Pat McAfee responded to the footage
Former NFL player turned analyst Pat McAfee was also shocked by what he saw. Rodgers appears on the Pat McAfee Show every week, and on Sunday the former Colts punter wrote, “This guy’s relationship with science is wild.”
The 39-year-old still has a long way to go before he’s back to full fitness after tearing his Achilles tendon against the Bills last month.
Earlier Sunday, Rodgers was again seen without crutches, but the quarterback was still limping slightly as he walked into the Jets’ locker room.
He has made no secret of his goal of returning to the NFL before the end of the season, but just a few days ago Rodgers admitted that he had a “tough week of rehab.”
The 39-year-old still has a long way to go before he is fully fit again for the Jets
“It’s been a tough week of rehab with some minor progress and the last week or so has been more strenuous,” Rodgers said. “I can’t walk without a limp yet.”
“I don’t quite have the strength in my calf to walk without a limp yet. “I’m competitive, I want to walk without a limp, so there’s some frustration there.”
He added: “It’s definitely a tough rehab because there are so many little muscles that you have to wake up.” Not just the calf and foot muscles. Everything has to work as a unit.
“You have to be careful not to limp too much.” “The goal is not to stretch the Achilles, but to put stress on it.”
Without Rodgers, the Jets enter Sunday’s game with a record of 3-3. The Giants, on the other hand, need a win after losing five of their first seven games.