Aaron Rodgers will attend Sunday night’s showdown between the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, as it has been revealed that Taylor Swift will also be at this weekend’s game.
The Jets quarterback, who spent the past two weeks rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon in his native California, will need doctors’ clearance before flying to East Rutherford, New Jersey, according to reports ESPNs Rich Cimini.
“As soon as he’s free, he’ll fly away,” the longtime NFL reporter confirmed.
Reports of Rodgers heading back to the Northeast have surfaced since the 39-year-old hinted at a return to the area during the Jets’ 15-10 loss to the Patriots on the Pat McAfee show earlier this week.
“You never know who you’re going to see at the game,” the four-time MVP said.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers plans to return to NYC for his team’s game against the Chiefs on Sunday
Rodgers could run into Taylor Swift, who will reportedly fly to New York for Sunday’s game so she can watch her new boyfriend and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce play for the second week in a row
Regardless of whether he makes it home or not, NFL fans in the Big Apple are already hyped ahead of Sunday’s Week 4 game, as Swift, who has been dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, will be at MetLife Stadium to see her new friend take on Gang Groen, according to The New York Post.
Swift was already present at Kansas City’s final game last Sunday, a 41-10 win against the Chicago Bears, in Arrowhead. In that game, Kelce had seven receptions for a touchdown and 69 yards.
Rodgers, who has a compression sleeve on his lower left leg, said he would like to return to New Jersey as soon as he could perform again on the Pat McAfee show sheet earlier this month.
“I’d like to be able to walk, so whenever I can walk I’ll probably be back in (New) Jersey,” he said.
To add to that, Rodgers also revealed that he checks in with his teammates “every day,” including backup quarterback Zach Wilson, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and tight end CJ Uzomah.
“The boys have kept in touch with me very well,” he said. ‘I miss the boys, it’s hard being away from them. We have a few home games in a row… so hopefully I can get back there someday, but I would like to run.”
Kelce is ready to play against the Jets and will be looking to score another TD for Swift
The 39-year-old Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles injury during the first game of the season for the Jets
Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon on a sack of Bills edge rusher Leonard Floyd just four times in his Jets debut on September 11.
The 2011 Super Bowl champion committed to returning to the gridiron after surgery for his season-ending injury and did not rule himself out of returning late this season.
“There’s definitely been some good days and some bad days,” Rodgers said of his recovery so far on McAfee’s ESPN show.
‘…I’m making a lot of progress. Every day it’s a little bit, a little bit less swelling, a little bit more movement, a little bit more mobility, a little bit more strength, so we’re building it up and trusting the process.”
When asked if he could take on a temporary role as a player-coach while he finds his way back from injury, Rodgers told AJ Hawk – a co-host of the McAfee show and an ex-Packers teammate – that he’s not sure what his plans are. the rest of the year.
“I don’t think I can stand on the sidelines until I can stop guys from getting run over – that could get in my way,” he said. ‘I don’t know what they would want.
“I don’t know if I’ll hang out with (Jets owner) Woody (Johnson) and Christopher (Johnson) in the owners box,” he concluded with a chuckle.
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