- Rodgers was seen taking drop backs and making passes before Giants-Jets
- He says that he needs to progress further in his mobility before returning
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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers told fans that he’s making progress in his Achilles injury recovery – but he still has a ways to go.
He was seen dropping back and making passes prior to the Jets’ game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
But during his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers laid out his road to returning to the league.
Essentially, he’s ahead of schedule but is not exactly ready to get back on the field just yet.
‘I need to be able to move, otherwise why the hell would I come back?,’ the quarterback said.
Aaron Rodgers provided an update on his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury
Rodgers was seen making throws and doing drop backs before the Giants-Jets game Sunday
Rodgers says that he still has more work to do in order to be mobile before he can return
‘I need to be able to play from under center, and get to an outside zone handoff, and get to a keeper, and be able to move in the pocket otherwise I’m not doing ourselves – our team, myself, my career – any favors.
‘I need to be able to move and so a lot needs to happen before then. I’m not even jogging, I’m just taking some nice drop backs.
‘So a lot’s gotta happen. I think now that the walking has really normalized, and I’m able to walk pretty normal, that I think things can progress into jogging and moving.
‘But, listen, today is Tuesday… tomorrow will be seven weeks since the surgery. So we’re ahead of schedule, but we still got a long way to go.’