Keith Olbermann eat your coronary heart out.
Making his weekly look on the Pat McAfee present, star New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated he’s not less than three or 4 weeks away from being medically cleared to play after tearing his Achilles in week one of many season, all however shutting down any hope of seeing him sling the pigskin once more this yr.
It appeared Rodgers had been making actual progress on an damage that usually ends seasons, one thing McAfee indicated whereas introducing Rodgers. “The present quarterback of the New York Jets, who *would possibly* be medically cleared to play going into week 16,” McAfee exclaimed.
However Rodgers dismissed the concept.
“It was unrealistic to assume that I might be one hundred pc to be medically cleared at any level in the course of the common season,” he advised McAfee. “I do really feel like, you recognize, within the subsequent three or 4 weeks, it will be very potential to get to one hundred pc. However clearly [I’m] not there, so the dialog went away from one hundred pc medical clearance to a willingness to play, and that’s by no means been an issue for me.”
He additionally famous later within the interview, “If I used to be one hundred pc I’d be undoubtedly pushing to play, however the truth is I’m not.”
I’m disenchanted. Not as a result of I’m a Jets fan (ew) however as a result of I BADLY wished to see Rodgers shut down the naysayers. He acquired an pointless quantity of hate after he indicated it was even potential he might return to the sector this yr. Liberal blowhards like Keith Olbermann even celebrated his damage, tweeting out “One other #SuddenLisfranc as a consequence of failure to vaccinate.”
How disgusting of a human being — and I take advantage of “human being” very loosely on this case — do it’s a must to be to have fun one other particular person’s damage? (RELATED: ‘Get Your Fifth Booster, Bum!’: Aaron Rodgers Mocks Keith Olbermann After Harm Taunt)
The pure quantity of toxicity that streamed from leftoid robots who shudder on the pure notion of a wealthy and highly effective particular person with sufficient braveness to state his views was surprising.
Right here’s an editor for The Atlantic stating he goes out of his strategy to hate on Rodgers merely due to his stance on vaccines.
Ordinarily, I might haven’t any motive to care concerning the NY Jets somehow. However with vaccine denier and liar Aaron Rodgers as their QB as soon as he comes again from damage, and with the totally despicable proprietor Woody Johnson, I’m delighted to root in opposition to them.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) November 30, 2023
Rodgers did point out he can be prepared by week one subsequent season and that he’d like to offer the Jets extra than simply the one yr remaining on his contract, which ends after subsequent season. “Once I got here right here I obtained form of a renewed ardour and love for the sport, and all the pieces has been superb right here,” he advised McAfee. “I wished these two years. I really feel like this yr is form of a misplaced yr… I don’t assume subsequent yr can be my final yr.”
Aaron Rodgers on him working out on the sector with the American flag in Week 1.
“That received’t be the lasting picture of me in a Jet jersey. … The night time is all the time darkest earlier than the daybreak and we’re going to rise once more.”pic.twitter.com/oIrSd4EnsH https://t.co/7xq4aG0KIH
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 19, 2023
Right here’s hoping we get to see him shut all the haters up.