Chiefs fans have long awaited a potential matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, two of the most talented quarterbacks the league has ever seen.
Unfortunately, that matchup will never come to fruition. Rodgers is believed to have suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon in last night’s Jets vs. Bills matchup, a devastating injury that would certainly end his season and possibly even his career.
This is obviously horrible news and gutting for a Jets fanbase that entered the season with Super Bowl dreams. An offseason full of excitement lasted four whole plays, leaving Zach Wilson as the man in charge for the foreseeable future in New York.
Mahomes vs. Rodgers Will Never Happen
After Rodgers’ missed Chiefs vs. Packers in 2021 when he entered COVID protocols, fans anxiously awaited the next time Mahomes and Rodgers could finally square off.
That day was supposed to be October 1st this year in Week 4, with the Jets hosting the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. With Rodgers’ season likely over, it looks like our opportunity to watch these two Hall of Famers go to war is up in flames as well.
It’s possible that Rodgers comes back next season and we’ll finally be able to watch these two quarterbacks compete, but it appears far more likely that the showdown will never happen.
We’ve seen Mahomes take on the other premier quarterbacks of the era, like Tom Brady and even Russell Wilson, but Rodgers’ play style is so similar to Mahomes’ that fans had this matchup circled from the moment the schedule was released.
The Jets are still awaiting official results from an MRI, but for now, it appears no good news will come on a sad day in the NFL.