The New York Jets reportedly don't plan on reaching out to Tom Brady and inquiring about his potential interest in returning to football. On Monday Night Football, the Jets suffered one of the biggest catastrophes in their team history when Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on the fourth offensive snap in Week 1.
Even before the game against the Buffalo Bills finished, some started floating the idea of the Jets reaching out to Brady and replacing Rodgers with the quarterback who had seven Super Bowls before retiring after the 2022 season.
"You can mark one name off the Jets’ list of potential QBs: Tom Brady. I’m told the team will not be inquiring with Brady about any interest in a return to football. Brady has also made clear to people close to him, he’s done playing football," Diana Russini of The Athletic reported.
You can mark one name off the Jets’ list of potential QBs: Tom Brady. I’m told the team will not be inquiring with Brady about any interest in a return to football. Brady has also made clear to people close to him, he’s done playing football.
— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) September 13, 2023
The Jets not planning on reaching out to Brady after the Rodgers injury
When Rodgers went down, Zach Wilson replaced him in the game. Wilson, who was taken at No 2 in the 2021 NFL draft, actually did well and the Jets ended up beating the Bills 22-16 in overtime.
On Tuesday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh confirmed that an MRI determined Rodgers indeed sustained a season-ending injury. Also, Saleh highlighted Wilson is "their guy" after the Rodgers injury. “I want to make it very clear, Zach's our quarterback.
We have a lot of faith in Zach. We’re rolling with Zach and excited for him,” Saleh said after it was confirmed Rodgers would miss the remainder of the season. Also, Saleh underlined Wilson is the quarterback No 1 and there is no any competition. “Under no circumstances is any of this a competition.
This is Zach [Wilson]’s team and we’re rolling with Zach,” Saleh said. This Sunday, the Jets are playing against the Dallas Cowboys on the road.