Well, the first month of the NFL season has come and gone, and teams are already done with the first quarter of their games. It’s been an up-and-down start for the Jets, who find themselves sitting at 1-3 through four weeks.
Below, we take a look at some of the most important storylines of the early season as we evaluate the first month of the NY Jets 2023 season.
Aaron Rodgers injury
There is nowhere else to start for Jets fans. Just four plays into his much-anticipated debut, Aaron Rodgers fell to the ground after being sacked and was later confirmed to have a torn Achilles tendon.
For fans, teammates, coaches, and opposing players, it was a gut punch like no other. Rodgers was supposed to be the delivered quarterback to drag the Jets to the playoffs and Super Bowl. Before it even got started, it was over.
At the time, it seemed like the season was lost. Zach Wilson was going to be thrown into the fire, which many believed he was not ready for, and many thought Rodgers might just call it quits.
However, since the injury, Rodgers has not only confirmed he will be back next season but has even left the door open to a 2023 return if the Jets make the playoffs. Wouldn’t that be the storyline to follow later this year if the Jets can get that far?