Players And Fans Alike Call Out NFL To Take Action Regarding The MetLife Stadium Turf

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Not even 12 hours after the likely season-ending injury to his quarterback Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets cornerback DJ Reed hopped onto Twitter to implore the league to replace the turf at MetLife Stadium with real grass.

Reed is just one of many NFL fans calling out the league and the turf at MetLife, which has claimed numerous victims over the years.

Rodgers’ former teammate, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari, also chimed in.

The MetLife Stadium turf has been an issue for years and has claimed numerous players to injury.

While the New York Jets have yet to confirm the extent of Rodgers’ injury, many believe he has suffered a season-ending torn Achilles, which is a devastating setback for the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer, who not only played just four snaps but didn’t even complete a pass in green and white before going down.

The injury to Rodgers has put a massive dent in the Jets’ Super Bowl hopes, as their betting odds have dropped from 18-1 to 35-1. The organization is currently in the midst of the longest playoff drought in the National Football League, which is partially why they acquired Rodgers in the first place.

With Rodgers likely to miss the entire season (and potentially even consider retirement given the severity of an Achilles tear), the Jets will now turn to Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback, who is a player that the team drafted as the #2 overall pick in 2021.

Despite the draft capital invested in Wilson, the organization clearly has already given up on him as their decision to trade for the 39-year-old Rodgers spoke volumes about their belief in Wilson’s chances of becoming a franchise quarterback.

The Jets’ waking nightmare of a 2023 season will continue next week when they head down to take on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys in Texas.