Aaron Rodgers says his start to life as a member of the New York Jets has been a “dream” despite the minor calf injury he sustained during the second day of OTA practices.
On Tuesday, Rodgers had Jets fans in panic mode after reports came out that he tweaked his calf and sat out the rest of practice.
Fear not, Gang Green nation, as Rodgers told the media that he doesn’t think his calf problem is “too serious.”
“It’s been like a dream month so far,” said Rodgers said while speaking to the media on Tuesday.
“I have an excitement about coming down Jets Drive. It was surreal, for sure, and strange to look at my locker and see No. 8. Rocking Jets gear is a little bit strange, for sure, but every day there’s been a little special sign or synchronicity or cool moment that reminds me I’m in the right place.”
As for the ankle injury suffered on the second day of OTAs, Rodgers said he “tweaked” his right calf during conditioning drills and that he doesn’t “think it’s too serious.”
Based on his career history, the Jets and their fanbase should be able to rely on Rodgers to stay healthy, as there has only been one season since 2013 where he missed multiple games due to injury and that was in 2017.
Then again, this is the famously cursed Jets we’re talking about, so it’s understandable that their fans will likely hold their breath every time Rodgers stays down following a tackle for a moment too long.
Heading into the 2023 season, the Jets are expecting Rodgers to take them somewhere they haven’t been since 2010: the postseason. Not only that, but the team also has Super Bowl expectations that their head coach certainly isn’t shying away from.
The bookmakers seem to agree with Saleh’s bold assessment of the Jets, as the team currently has the seventh-shortest odds to win Super Bowl LVIII, trailing only the Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Bills, Bengals, ad Cowboys.