NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is finding ways to stay busy as he continues to rehab from injury. While he inches closer to a miraculous return, Rodgers has seemingly taken up a new job in the meantime.
The Jets posted a video to social media on Thursday that showed Rodgers working as a ticket sales rep. Rodgers was seen doing his best to convince fans to buy tickets to watch his team again this season, and he was rather persuasive.
In fact, Rodgers even offered up free tickets before acknowledging that he might not be authorized to do so. The full exchange can be seen below in this hilarious minute-long video.
"So, you’re 1-0 going to games. Obviously, we need to find a way to get you back. How do we do that? Do we have to offer you some free tickets, or what? I don’t know if I’m authorized to do that just yet."- Aaron Rodgers
NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers still hopes to return this season
Just like Rodgers couldn't promise that fan free tickets, he can't promise a return to the field this season. But you'd better believe he's doing his best to make both a realistic possibility.
Rodgers returned to practice this week for the first time since tearing his Achilles less than three months ago. While he's still a ways away from actually playing in a live game, just the fact that he was able to return to practice in a limited fashion is miraculous in its own right.
The Jets have 21 days from this past Wednesday to officially activate Rodgers from the injured reserve. The four-time MVP has insisted that he will only return if the Jets remain mathematically alive in the playoff race.
That means the Jets likely need to win their next two games (or at least one of them) for this unprecedented comeback to actually happen. Still, Rodgers is preparing as if he will play again this season.
At the very least, having Rodgers back at the Jets' facility has provided a morale boost to a team that desperately needed one. The above video is a perfect example of Rodgers lifting the spirits of those around him.
It remains unclear if Rodgers will actually return to play in a game this season, but what shouldn't be doubted at this point is his commitment. He's all-in on the Jets organization.