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Jets' Aaron Rodgers has torn Achilles tendon, ending season

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- After losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a season-ending Achilles tear, confirmed Tuesday by an MRI, New York Jets coach Robert Saleh gave Zach Wilson a strong endorsement as the new starter and scoffed at those who believe their playoff hopes are ruined.

"I don't know why people are trying to put an obituary under our team name," Saleh told reporters on a Zoom call.

Rodgers, injured on the Jets' fourth snap of the season, was placed on injured reserve and will have surgery to repair his Achilles.