Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers have been as soon as foes within the NFC North. Now, they’re compatriots in restoration.
Rodgers on Tuesday confirmed he has reached out to Cousins following the Minnesota quarterback’s season-ending Achilles tendon rupture. Each signal-callers are recuperating from the identical kind of harm — Rodgers has been out since Week 1 with an Achilles rupture of his personal and is hoping to return for the postseason if his New York Jets make it there.
Rodgers presents help
Throughout his weekly look on “The Pat McAfee Present,” Rodgers stated his respect for Cousins — a four-time Professional Bowler in opposition to whom he has performed many occasions — led him to achieve out to the Vikings star after he was carted off throughout Minnesota‘s win over the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday.
“It sucks. It undoubtedly sucks,” Rodgers stated. “He was enjoying actually, rather well.”
A former Packer himself, Rodgers stated he “handed on” all the knowledge he may to Cousins — whose preliminary timetable guidelines him out for the rest of the season, the final one on his contract with Minnesota. He’s scheduled to hit free company in March.
“As a result of my rehab’s been nice, as a result of I really feel so good, clearly individuals have been taken with what I am doing, and I’ve simply been passing alongside what’s been working for me,” Rodgers defined.
Rodgers no stranger to controversy — particularly on McAfee’s present
Might Cousins return for the playoffs?
Whereas Cousins and Rodgers each suffered Achilles accidents, the character of the 2 ruptures may imply significantly-different restoration processes.
Rodgers injured his non-dominant left leg, which means there may be barely extra optimism that the 39-year-old may make a comeback earlier than the tip of the 2023 season. Cousins’ harm, to his proper facet, may result in a more durable street again for the 35-year-old.
The Vikings on Tuesday appeared to organize for the probability that Cousins is not going to return in 2023. Minnesota acquired quarterback Joshua Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals forward of the commerce deadline, and he’ll compete with Jaren Corridor for beginning duties.