Over the years, Aaron Rodgers has developed into one of the most bizarre personalities in sports. From his darkness retreats to his usage of the ayahuasca drug, he has been been widely criticized over the years and he has drawn ire from journalists about the severity of his Achilles Tendon injury.
Aaron Rodger’s draws criticism regarding his Achilles Tendon Injury
A few weeks ago, Gregg Doyel with the Indianapolis Star accused Rodgers of blatantly lying about the severity of his injury. He said: “I don’t believe for a second he suffered a torn Achilles, at least not as we know what a torn Achilles is. Whatever Kevin Durant, Kobe and Brandon Graham suffered, he did not. Because this procedure would be trumpeted as a breakthrough, not treated as a secret. Plus he’s a liar.”
I don’t believe for a second he suffered a torn Achilles, at least not as we know what a torn Achilles is. Whatever Kevin Durant, Kobe and Brandon Graham suffered, he did not. Because this procedure would be trumpeted as a breakthrough, not treated as a secret. Plus he’s a liar. https://t.co/dDl0Z2DMEp
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) November 22, 2023
Mainstream Journalist questions Rodgers’ Common Sense
Now, on top of being essentially accused of fraud by a reported in Indianapolis, he has been attacked for his decision to attempt a comeback this season. Journalist Stephen A. Smith has expressed some serious concerns over the logic of the Jets’ elite quarterback coming back for what amounts to a lost season for the New York Jets.
Stephen A. Smith went on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and was blunt with his analysis of the situation.
Smith “The New York Jets lost four straight. They’re 4-7. We’re playing for nothing. What are we doing? Take your A home. Go on The Pat McAfee Show every Tuesday. Kick your feet up. Relax… You make one wrong move, it’s your Achilles, and something else could happen to you, and for what? What purpose does it serve? It’s a stupid thing to do. Sit your A home.”
Is Stephen A. Smith right about Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets?
The real question to ask is this: is Stephen A. Smith wrong about this? It is a fair point for someone to point out that the New York Jets Jets are currently sitting at 4-7 (4 games back in the AFC East) and are looking closer to a top 5 draft pick than a playoff spot. If Aaron Rodgers were to return to the starting lineup next week, it would require a virtually perfect rest of the season for the Jets and a complete collapse of several other playoff contenders for the Jets to even have a chance at the playoffs.
While Aaron Rodgers has made crystal clear that he thinks he is not bound by human limits, the New York Jets have made clear that even with a 40-year old future hall of famer at quarterback, there are major issues on the offensive line and at the wide receiver position. In other words, is it worth rushing Aaron Rodgers into the starting lineup this season even IF there is some tiny statistical chance that they squeak in for a wild card spot.