Is it a miracle, a crazy idea, or just the story of a guy who likes to be talked about? It’s probably a bit of all that.
Updated yesterday at 8:00 a.m.
So this is it. By now, you probably know that Aaron Rodgers may finally return to the game this season. That’s barely 11 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery, the kind of thing that usually ends seasons.
But not here, and Robert Saleh, the coach of the Jets, who seems to have all the authority of a manager at an all-you-can-eat style buffet on the North Shore, has already explained that Rodgers is going to play when he decides to.
This is all absolutely fascinating. We will pass on the reasons for this miracle healing, because Rodgers is no stranger to strangeness, but we will recall that the return of the divine quarterback could occur on December 24, which would obviously be a perfect date, because the jokes will write themselves.
It would be even better if the Jets had a chance, but with a 4-7 record, including four straight losses, the Jets are still the Jets. By the way, did everyone see that desperation pass the other day at the end of the half, intercepted then returned for a touchdown by Jevon Holland of the Dolphins? Top-notch humor, and a game almost as funny as the time a Jets quarterback fumbled the ball after hitting his head on a teammate’s pussy.
The Jets are right to hope for Rodgers’ return, because Zach Wilson doesn’t deserve to be able to throw another pass for the rest of his life. We remind you that the Jets chose this brilliant young man with the second pick of the 2021 draft. A big mistake, since Wilson looks like a villain in Karate Kidnot a quarterback in the NFL.
In the meantime, thinking that Aaron Rodgers will save the Jets’ season is magical thinking.
Besides, do you remember Joe Flacco? Me neither, but it appears that this elite quarterback is now the best option for the Cleveland Browns, who have chosen to send him into the fray during their next game, Sunday at the Rams.
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Joe Flacco, Cleveland Browns quarterback
Flacco, moreover, was seen with the Jets last season, which could have put him off football forever and pushed him to move to another continent, but no, here he is asking for more.
With a 7-4 record, the Browns are still in the picture of respectability, but the injury to starter Deshaun Watson has somewhat spoiled their ideas of greatness. On this subject, the hiring of Flacco illustrates very well their level of desperation at the moment. Flacco, by the way, averaged 5.5 yards per pass last season with the Jets, the worst of his career.
We wish him good luck.
Aside from that, we probably expected seasons of misery for clubs like the Cards or the Panthers, but what about the Patriots, who are languishing in the depths of shame with their 2-9 record?
No, it’s not nice to rejoice in the misfortune of others, but it’s still tasty to see the long face of Bill Belichick every Sunday, because it’s the same coach who, in the past, did not hesitate to make a series of trick plays when his club had leads of 40 points in the fourth quarter. Without handsome Tom, it’s suddenly less easy.
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Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots
Revenge is a dish best served cold, of course, but once reheated in the microwave, it’s still not bad.
Will he play quality oval ball at the end of the week? The answer is yes, and on this subject, we already advise you to put the beer and the wings in the fridge. Broccoli too, to clear your conscience.
No need to look long to find THE match of the weekend: the 49ers will be in Philadelphia at the end of the day on Sunday, in a clash of the titans which could determine the future of things in this conference.
Also, the Falcons will be in New York, a match during which our Matthew Bergeron will appear with shoes in support of Football Québec!
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The shoes in support of Football Québec that Matthew Bergeron will wear on Sunday
Finally, Sunday evening, the Chiefs will be at the Packers in Green Bay. Taylor Swift is advised to bring mittens.
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