New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has exited Monday’s game against the Buffalo Bills just four plays into his tenure, and it may be a while before he plays again.
Rodgers, who was traded to the Jets by the Green Bay Packers in the offseason, was sacked by Bills linebacker Leonard Floyd on the fourth play from scrimmage in the first quarter.
After standing near the huddle following the play, Rodgers sat down on the ground and had to be helped off the field by trainers.
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After the game, Jets head coach Robert Saleh said the team is concerned that Rodgers may have torn his Achilles tendon, which would end his season.
"We’re concerned with his Achilles. MRI is probably going to confirm what we think is already going to happen. Prayer’s tonight, but it’s not good," he said.
An MRI is scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the injury.
Rodgers was acquired by the Jets in a blockbuster trade with the Packers over the summer, with multiple draft picks heading back to Green Bay as part of the swap.
Saleh said that Zach Wilson will take over as the team's starting quarterback moving forward after their 22-16 overtime victory over the Bills.