Aaron Rodgers has broken his silence two days after his devastating Achilles tear on Monday Night Football. According to the rhetoric of his post on Instagram, the New York Jets quarterback may have even addressed his future.
What Did Aaron Rodges Say About a Possible Retirement?
Rodgers began by thanking everyone who sent him well wishes, whether it was a social media direct message, phone call, or text message sent to him.
“I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love,” Rodgers said in his post. “Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today.”
But then, Rodgers quoted a famous line from the Christian Bale “Batman” films, setting off his own signal that he’s not done playing the game of football.
“The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again,” Rodgers said.
Robert Saleh Addressed Rodgers Setback Before Social Media Post
Even the mood from Jets head coach Robert Saleh indicated that he doesn’t believe Rodgers is done.
Speaking with the New York media Wednesday, Saleh said he hasn’t had any discussions with Rodgers about retirement papers.
“I haven’t gone down that road with him. I mean, I’d be shocked if this is the way he’s gonna go out,” Saleh said. “But at the same time, for him … he’s 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.”
Saleh, though, hopes that as part of Rodgers’ healing process, he can remain around the Jets as they continue without him.
“I think it’s important for him. Mental health and healing, I think that’s very important,” Saleh said. “But his presence, his words … like I said, he’s as much a football coach as he is a player, and just having his presence, his thoughts, his words, and his leadership, I think anyone would want that.”