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Tennis great John McEnroe sums up feelings of Jets fans after Aaron Rodgers injury: ‘This is depressing’

The crowd at MetLife Stadium roared behind 54 years of frustration as Aaron Rodgers ran onto the field carrying the American flag for the first time Monday night. 

Minutes later, the crowd was silenced as the reality of being a New York Jets fan set in. 

Aaron Rodgers on the field

Aaron Rodgers, #8 of the New York Jets, takes the field prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after being forced to exit the game just four snaps into his Jets’ tenure. A feared Achilles injury is likely to end his season before it even starts. 

Aaron Rodgers listens to the anthem

Aaron Rodgers, #8 of the New York Jets, looks on during the national anthem prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

“Concerned with his Achilles,” a somber Robert Saleh said. “MRI is probably going to confirm what we think is going to happen, so prayers tonight. But it’s not good.””

New York found a way to defeat the Buffalo Bills despite the injury, winning on a walk-off overtime punt return from rookie Xavier Gibson. 

Despite the victory, the season that started with so much promise no longer carries the same lofty expectations, as the Jets turn to Zach Wilson under center. 

“It has been a roller coaster of emotions,” Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner said after the game. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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