Aaron Rodgers is not one of the Jets’ quarterbacks in the mix to play Sunday.
Robert Saleh wasn’t ready to reveal who will start this week, but it won’t be Rodgers.
“I’m going to piggyback what he told you guys in that anything’s possible,” Saleh said. “But don’t hold your breath, how about that.”
Rodgers said last week that he will ramp up his workload this week in practice in his rehab from a torn left Achilles tendon. He also said “anything is possible” when he was asked if he could return before Dec. 24.
Now Rodgers probably won’t return this season, given that the Jets’ chances of making the playoffs are close to zero.
The Jets lost two players to “extensive” injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.
Tight end C.J. Uzomah has an MCL injury and will go on injured reserve. The Jets already placed defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey on IR with a foot injury. He was carted off after playing 19 snaps in his Jets debut.
Rookie receiver Jason Brownlee has an ankle injury, but Saleh didn’t have a timeline on him.
“C.J. and Perrion are extensive,” Saleh said. “Brownlee, we’ll see.”
The Jets signed defensive lineman Bruce Hector to the practice squad to replace Winfrey.
Johnson miffed about FSU
Edge rusher Jermaine Johnson, who went to Florida State, thinks it’s absurd that undefeated FSU was shut out of the College Football Playoffs.
“I think it’s bad for the sport to not put those guys in the playoffs, and I’m not just speaking as a salty alumni,” Johnson said. “It’s not good for the sport of football to punish a group of kids that did nothing but win and to punish a program that did nothing but fight all that adversity and win . . . I think that’s wrong to punish a group of kids, to punish a program. It’s not right. It’s [messed up], to be honest.”