Chiefs vs Jets: Aaron Rodgers hopes to motivate New York in Week 4

Aaron Rodgers can't suit up and actually play but he's doing all he can to rally the troops.
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It's already a well-known fact that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not be playing in Week 4 for the New York Jets against the Kansas City Chiefs (or really anytime soon) given his Achilles injury suffered early in the first game of the season. That doesn't mean, however, that he's checked out and/or that he can't make a difference from the sidelines.

According to rumors, Rodgers is hoping to provide some inspiration to his teammates at MetLife Stadium on Sunday Night Football as he will be in attendance. Early reports also circulated on Sunday saying that he had a message for those still in the trenches on Saturday night as the Jets prepared to host the game.

Per Mike Garafolo, "Rodgers spoke to the team last night and gave them a motivational message saying, ‘Let’s play together.’"

This game was forecast as one of the biggest games of the NFL regular season when the schedule was first revealed back in May. That's because Rodgers and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had never once faced off in an NFL game despite multiple opportunities to do so. In the past, a knee injury for Mahomes and a COVID diagnosis for Rodgers have kept the anticipated showdown from happening.

In Rodgers place, Zach Wilson will hope to fare much better against the Chiefs defense than he has in the season's first three weeks. If not, the Jets could quickly turn to the recently signed Trevor Siemian to take over under center.