As we all know, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is most likely done for the year with a torn Achilles. Unfortunately, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered almost the same injury in last week’s win over the Green Bay Packers, and he is now done for the rest of the season. Rodgers saw this and took it as an opportunity to help out Cousins, giving him advice on recovery and mentality.
𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚: Aaron Rodgers says he talked on the phone with Kirk Cousins after his Achilles injury, the same injury Rodgers is dealing with, he said on @PatMcAfeeShow
Rodgers hopes that he was able to give some encouragement to Kirk.
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Aaron Rodgers Speaks
Rodgers went on “The Pat McAfee Show” to talk about what he told Cousins. Here is what he had to say about the interaction:
“I have a lot of respect for him and just got to talk to him– hopefully, encourage him a little bit, it sucks. It definitely sucks. He was playing really, really well, So, I’m disappointed for him with that injury but passed on all the information I could and let him know what’s been working for me.”
Rodgers has been dealing with his injury since the first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills. He has been making incredible strides in his recovery process and has shown signs of being way ahead of schedule regarding when he will be able to play again.
Hanging In There
The Jets are currently sitting at a 4-3 record and remain in the AFC playoff hunt for the moment. Successor Zach Wilson has not been playing the best football but has done just enough to help New York get to above .500 through eight weeks.
As for the Vikings, they are now 4-4 after having a slow start to the 2023 season and have been picking up momentum. However, that may soon come to an end since they will be without their franchise quarterback, and they will now have to rely on the backups to get the job done.
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