Rodgers told McAfee that he was "obviously ahead of schedule," although he declined to indicate a specific timeline for his return. He made it very clear, however, that his plan is to play again this season.
Rodgers made headlines this past weekend when he was spotted throwing on the field before the Jets' game against the Philadelphia Eagles. By all accounts, Rodgers is on track to miraculously play again this season.
Rodgers made it clear that he still has to clear certain hurdles in his recovery and that nothing is certain, but it's becoming harder and harder to doubt his plan. We might just see Aaron Rodgers on the field again this season after all.
Other NY Jets news
Robert Saleh walks back his postgame comments
Jets head coach Robert Saleh garnered some attention for his postgame comments following his team's 20-14 win over the Eagles on Sunday. Saleh told reporters that his defense had "embarrassed" some of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
That notion isn't incorrect by any means, but Saleh took the high road and walked back those comments during an appearance on NFL Network on Tuesday.
"The word ‘embarrassed’ was probably not the right choice of words for me at that time, but there’s a lot of faith in our defense and Jeff Ulbrich and how good a job he and the defensive staff do in terms of preparing guys every week and just doing everything we can to make quarterbacks’ lives hell."- Robert Saleh
Saleh reaffirmed his confidence in his defense, although he admitted that the word "embarrassed" was a little too far. It's not as if Saleh was wrong, though.
The Jets defense has made the likes of Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, and Jalen Hurts look silly so far this season. Saleh may have walked his comments back, but he was absolutely correct in his initial assertion.
Bryce Huff finally receiving recognition
The secret appears to finally be out. The Jets have arguably the best pure pass rusher in the NFL in Bryce Huff, and it seems as though the football world is starting to recognize that.
NFL Next Gen Stats posted a tweet following Sunday's game that showed just how dominant Huff has been over the last two seasons. Huff's 25.7 percent pressure rate is easily the highest mark in the NFL since the start of the 2022 season. No one else is even close.
This was followed by your typical Twitter aggregator accounts (you know the ones) posting tweets about the Jets' standout edge rusher. The secret is out — Huff is no longer an unheralded secret weapon.
Bryce Huff is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and one of the best players on the Jets' roster. He's finally starting to receive his well-deserved recognition.