Aaron Rodgers makes goal to play for Jets this season official


It was easy to see Aaron Rodgers was chomping at the bit to get back on the field with the Jets during his surprise appearance at Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The future Hall of Famer revealed in a conversation with NBC’s Melissa Stark that his goal is to get back on the field this season.

The Sunday Night Football reporter said that Rodgers told her as much in a pregame talk. 

“His plan is to rejoin the team permanently after their Week 7 bye. And he told me his goal is to play again this season,” she said during the broadcast. 

It presumably marks the first time that Rodgers has said outright that he was trying to get back on the field following this season. 

He hinted at it during his first interview following the Achilles injury on “The Pat McAfee Show.” 

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
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“Give me the doubts,” Rodgers said. “Give me the timetables. Give me all the things that you think can, should or will happen, because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration. That’s all I need. 

“Give me your doubts. Give me your prognostications. And then watch what I do.”

Rodgers told Stark that he was planning to fly back to California this week to have stitches removed and continue his aggressive rehab, which includes work for over five hours a day.

The Jets quarterback had been photographed last week for the first time following the surgery out in Los Angeles.

Aaron Rodgers has been pictured for the first time since he crashed out of his NY Jets debut.
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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers sits on the field after a sack by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd at MetLife Stadium.
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Partick Mahomes and Aaron Rodger before Jets-Chiefs on Sunday
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In photos obtained by The Post, Rodgers was seen walking around on crutches with a compression sleeve on his left leg. 

Rodgers made the trip to New York to surprise his teammates, arriving on Saturday night.

He also wanted to deliver a message to them that need to “relax” and “ignore the noise”

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