Aaron Rodgers is out for the season, with his New York Jets career lasting just a few minutes.
The 39-year-old made his made first start for his new side on Monday night but tore his Achilles against the Buffalo Bills.
Rodgers awkwardly landed on his left ankle within three minutes of the game and spent time on the turf before being taken off.
Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed everyone’s worst fear on Tuesday as reports say an MRI scan revealed he has suffered complete tear of his left Achilles.
Such an injury requires a large spell on the sidelines to recover and he is unlikely to feature again this season.
Rodgers turns 40 in December, with questions now raised over whether or not he will return to action at all.
“I feel more for Aaron than anyone,” Saleh said.
“He has invested so much into this organisation. So much into this journey that he’s embarked on and wanting to be part of what we’ve got going here, and how much he’s invested into not only this organisation but his teammates, himself, this fanbase, this city. I have a lot of emotions for him. … It’s really all about him.”
Wide receiver Garrett Wilson was also hurt and opened up on a half-time conversation with his strikcen quarterback.
“It really hurt my heart,” Wilson told Bart and Hahn of his exchange with Rodgers. “He told me ‘sorry, kid.'”
The Jets went on to secure a 22-16 win and, even without Rodgers, Wilson was still able to catch five passes for 34 yards and a touchdown – his one handed grab left many in awe and hailing it ‘catch of the year’ already.