The New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh confirmed that he does not believe that Aaron Rodgers will retire as a result of his recently picked-up Achilles injury. The oldest player in the NFL at 39 years old, Rodgers’ injury has resurrected talks of his retirement and the longevity of his professional career.
“I’d be shocked if this is the way he’s going to go out,” Saleh stated on Wednesday. Although he has not yet discussed Rodgers’ future with the player, he did reveal that the quarterback is “working through a whole lot of headspace things that he needs to deal with, and that will be the last thing I talk to him about.”
Rodgers is yet to schedule surgery for his injured Achilles tendon, with Saleh explaining that the quarterback is currently undergoing consultations in an effort to determine the best way forward for him.