Aaron Rodgers' Shocking MetLife Arrival Has NFL Fans Hopeful

Aaron Rodgers' Shocking MetLife Arrival Has NFL Fans Hopeful For His Returrn

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on October 15, 2023 at 1:59 PM EDT
Updated on October 15, 2023 at 2:04 PM EDT

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has arrived at MetLife Stadium to support his team, but what is shocking for NFL fans is that he arrived by golf cart without the assistance of crutches.

Rodgers, who underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles just weeks ago, is already walking on his own.

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Aaron Rodgers Shocks NFL World As He Arrives At MetLife Stadium

The last time Rodgers showed up at MetLife Stadium, he arrived by golf cart, holding onto his crutches. Today, however, that changes as Rodgers, who still arrived by golf cart, got up and walked at his own free will with no assistance of crutches at all.

Aaron Rodgers already made it known that he plans to play for the New York Jets again as just days after his surgery, he said “I think what I’d like to say is, give me the doubts,” on ESPN’s “The Pat McAfee Show.” “Give me the timetables. Give me all the things that you think can, should or will happen because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration. That’s all I need.”

“So give me your doubts, give me your prognostications and then watch what I do,” Rodgers added.

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Now, it seems he is a man true to his word as just a few weeks after his surgery, he is just arrived at MetLife Stadium without crutches, just weeks after he underwent the surgery.

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Fans Show Support For Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers To Return To NFL Soon, Walking Without Crutches

After the New York Jets shared the video of Aaron Rodgers arriving at MetLife Stadium, fans instantly took to the comments section of the post to share their support for the Jets quarterback.

"HOW IS HE WALKING ?," one fan commented as another expressed, "Bro we make the playoffs we got a shot to get Arod back ?".

A third commented, "NO CRUTCHES god damnit I love this man lol".

While one fan is hopeful for the best Christmas gift -- "Looks like he may be back by the Christmas Eve game at this rate ? what a Christmas gift that would be.".

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The Jets head coach Robert Saleh spoke out after Rodgers underwent his surgery, stating he hopes Aaron Rodgers will still make appearances around the club to help mentor and coach quarterback Zach Wilson, who has taken over the starting position. “I think it’s essential,” the coach said at the time. “I think it’s important for him. Mental health and healing, I think that’s very important. But his presence, his words… As I said, he’s as much a football coach as a player, and just having his presence, thoughts, words, and leadership, I think anyone would want that.”

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Aaron Rodgers Walks Around Without Crutches

Aaron Rodgers To Return To NFL Soon, Walking Without Crutches

This is not the first time Rodgers walked around without crutches. The Blast reported just a few days ago that Rodgers was seen walking around the locker room without the assistance of crutches.

New York’s “All-Access” team captured images of Rodgers walking on his own, which were shared on the “Pat McAfee Show”. The photos were from October 1, when Rodgers was visiting his team at MetLife Stadium preparing to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

Rodgers was seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt and athletic shoes as he walked around the locker room without crutches. When one team official warned Rodgers to be careful, the future Hall of Famer responded with “chill out”.

The New York Jets quarterback is expected to be on the sideline of the New York Jets game today, helping to coach quarterback Zach Wilson.

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Aaron Rodgers Speaks Out Following Shocking Injury

Green Bay Packers quarterback #12 Aaron Rodgers warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago

Just a few days after Rodgers suffered the injury, the New York Jets quarterback took to Instagram to break his silence.

“Thank you to every person that has reached out, called, texted, DM’d connected through a friend, etc. It has meant a ton to me, and I’ll try and get back to all of you soon ?❤️,” Rodgers posted on Instagram at the time. "I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. ? Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today. ? ♾️ ❤️”.

The quarterback then wrote a quote. “The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again,” he said before concluding with, “Proud of my guys, 1-0 ?️ #.”

The New York Jets are now 2-3 with Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback. The Jets will take on the Philadelphia Eagles today at MetLife Stadium.

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