Jets' Robert Saleh Reveals Aaron Rodgers Will Have 'No Restrictions' for OTAs

Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) on the field during a game.
Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) on the field during a game. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Aaron Rodgers is nearing the end of his recovery from his torn Achilles he suffered last September as New York Jets coach Robert Saleh told media at Friday's rookie minicamp that the quarterback will have "no restrictions" when OTA practices begin this month.

"Once phase three hits, we're not anticipating any restrictions from what we can and can't do with him," Saleh said, via ESPN. "The guy can still sling it. Obviously, he's still working through his rehab, but there are no issues on the trajectory on which he's going."

The "phase three" Saleh mentions is when the player can do non-contact work for 10 practices over the course four weeks. Once training camp begins in July, Rodgers is expected to be past this phase.

Rodgers had surgery to repair his torn Achilles eight months ago. At first, it was a possibility that Rodgers could've returned in the playoffs last season, but the Jets didn't make the postseason.

Rodgers, who won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers in 2010, will enter year 20 of his NFL career in 2024. He is currently fifth all-time in passing touchdowns, ninth in passing yards, and first in passer rating among quarterbacks that meet minimum leaderboard requirements.


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