It didn’t take long for Aaron Rodgers to make headlines for the New York Jets. The four-time NFL MVP left the field with what was reported as an ankle injury during the first series of his career with New York.
“He’s dealing with an ankle right now and we’re getting him checked out and we’ll know a little more later,” the Jets’ head coach, Robert Saleh, told ESPN immediately after the injury.
The 39-year-old left the Green Bay Packers this offseason to join the Jets, a longtime punchline in the NFL. It was hoped he would transform the fortunes of a team whose last playoff appearance came in the 2010 season.
But while the team have a talented defense and some young stars on offense, their offensive line has been under scrutiny and Rodgers was soon under pressure on Monday night against the Buffalo Bills.
After he was sacked by Leonard Floyd, Rodgers stayed on the turf and had to be escorted off the field by members of the Jets staff. After a brief assessment, he was carted into the tunnel for further treatment wearing a protective boot. He was listed as questionable to return.
Rodgers is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and was traded to the Jets this year after 18 seasons with Green Bay, with whom he won a Super Bowl and made the Pro Bowl on 10 occasions.