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Aaron Rodgers may have a new favorite weapon as the New York Jets star impresses in practice

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Aaron Rodgers is throwing football again as the New York Jets quarterback eyes a return to the field in 2024 after tearing his Achilles tendon in Week 4 of the 2023 season

Aaron Rodgers was found at the Jets’ training facility swinging passes to Garret Wilson(X)

A clip showing New York Jets star quarterback Aaron Rodgers back in action recently surfaced on the team’s social platforms.

With an exciting clutch play with wide receiver Garrett Wilson, the 40-year-old Rodgers appears to be returning to form. Although the video is short, it offers a tantalizing glimpse of Rodgers simulating a snapshot and perfectly judging the distance to his teammate.

It’s an important reminder that Rodgers suffered an Achilles injury just four moments into his Jets career, dealing a huge blow to the team all season, which struggled to regain momentum. Attempts to draft Zach Wilson as a replacement did not go as hoped.

Despite typical Achilles tendon injury recovery times averaging around eight months, Rodgers kept fans in suspense, hinting at a possible return during the season. Dreams of a return in December followed by a playoff appearance, if the Jets made it that far, were teased but unfortunately never came to fruition.

While reminiscing about his time with the Jets as “one of the highest highlights” of his career, Rodgers expressed his devastation over the catastrophic injury on the “I Can Fly” podcast. “I really thought, ‘This is it. You’re not coming back from this injury,'” Rodgers said.

“I said, ‘I need help. This is going to be very difficult. I need all of you to be there for me on the hard days when I no longer believe it’s possible. It’s hard to ask for help,” before adding: “As stupid as it was – and it was the most heartbreaking thing that has ever happened to me – all the miracles that happened along the way would never have happened.”

Off the field, Rodgers is making waves with speculation that he could dip his toes into political waters. At one point, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. considered even the ex-Green Bay Packers star as a potential vice presidential partner for the 2024 White House election. Rodgers’ friendship with the independent candidate only added fuel to the fire over his potential turn to politics.

Ultimately, Kennedy chose attorney and business magnate Nicole Shanahan as his vice president. Jets supremo Woody Johnson also weighed in on how Rodgers’ speculated vice-presidential ambitions affected the team. Speaking to Fox News, Johnson confirmed: “He’s going back to football 100 percent.”