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Zach Wilson says job is to ‘close the gap’ after Jets star goes down: ‘How close can I be to Aaron Rodgers?’

Aaron Rodgers’ season is over, and the New York Jets are Zach Wilson’s team as he enters his third NFL season. 

An MRI on Tuesday confirmed that Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles against the Buffalo Bills Monday night, and the four-time MVP will miss the remainder of the 2023 NFL season. 

Aaron Rodgers runs from Greg Rousseau

Buffalo Bills defensive end Greg Rousseau, #50, pressures New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, #8, during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2023. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets are forced to turn to Wilson, the No. 2 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, as the organization looks to snap a 12-year playoff drought. 

Zach Wilson plays against the Bills

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, #2, prepares to snap the football during the fourth quarter of the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

“Ya. He’ll be the guy,” Saleh said Monday night when asked if Wilson would be the guy “the rest of the way.” 

The Jets have a difficult schedule to start the season as New York travels to Dallas on a short week to take on the Cowboys in Week 2. 

New York then faces the New England Patriots before taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. 

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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