Sports Editorial, Sep 12 (EFE).- The rupture in the Achilles tendon that left quarterback Aaron Rodgers out for the rest of the New York Jets season will also affect his former team, the Green Bay Packers, and the planning of the calendar of the NFL’s all-star games in 2023.
The New York Jets trusted their project this season in the quarterback’s experience, in their attempt to return to a Super Bowl 54 years later.
Rodgers’ presence also ensured that Zach Wilson, a 24-year-old backup to the four-time NFL MVP, learned from the champion’s leadership and vision in Super Bowl XLV.
With the loss of Aaron Rodgers, Wilson will have to be the starting quarterback and the team will have to hire a backup since the 53-player roster does not have another quarterback.
The Green Bay Packers, with whom Rodgers played 18 seasons and won a championship ring, will also lose due to this injury.
In the negotiation for the Chico, California native to move to the Jets, a clause was included in which Rodgers had to play at least 65 percent of the snaps in the 2023 season so that the Packers would receive a first-round draft pick in exchange. from 2024.
With the quarterback’s injury, the Jets will only give Green Bay a second-round pick.
The rupture of the Achilles tendon of the 10-time Pro Bowler also affects the scheduling of prime-time games in the NFL, which this season awarded six of those games to the New York Jets thanks to the presence of Rodgers.
Without him on the field, games like the one on Sunday night of week four against the champions Kansas City Chiefs reduce their interest due to the impossibility of seeing the duel between Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the monarchs.
Same situation with the one on Monday night against the Chargers in week nine, in which a shoot-out between Rodgers and Justin Herbert will no longer be possible, or the one scheduled against Jimmy Garoppolo’s Las Vegas Raiders in prime time on Sunday week 10.
Without the main figure of the Jets, according to the regulations, the NFL can change some of these games.
In Sunday night games the league has the power to change two games between weeks five and 10; and you can make the necessary changes between weeks 11 and 17.
In Monday night games you can modify at any time from week 12 to 17.
And in the case of Thursday night duels, you can make up to two modifications between weeks 13 to 17, with 28 days’ prior notice to the teams.EFE