ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) is “not close to being game ready.”
That, per Cimini, could change in the coming weeks as Rodgers — who tore his Achilles tendon in September — ramps up his practice participation. The Jets opened Rodgers’ 21-day practice window on Wednesday, a move that could put Rodgers back under center by Week 15 or Week 16 if the Jets are in the postseason hunt. Rodgers this week acknowledged that he could re-injure his Achilles with a rushed return to game action. “My thing is, what’s the worst that can happen? Something unfortunate again and then you just slow the rehab down,” he said. With the Jets at 4-7, there’s almost no chance we see Rodgers on the field before the start of next season.