Breaking news around the NFL this morning with confirmation that New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a season ending injury. This is not the Aaron Rodgers injury update that Jets fans were hoping to hear but today's MRI confirms what Robert Saleh feared was going to be the outcome as he stated during the team's postgame press conference  following the Jets win over the Bills.

What does the Aaron Rodgers injury mean for the Jets and for fantasy football managers? Let's dive in.



Aaron Rodgers Injury Impact

With Aaron Rodgers now out for the season the Jets turn back to Zach Wilson as the team's starting QB. Wilson, the 2021 second overall pick, has struggled as a starting QB to this point in the NFL, completing just 55.2% of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while compiling an 8-14 record. 

In relief of Aaron Rodgers, Wilson completed 14-of-21 passes for 140 yards with one touchdown and one interception last night against the Buffalo Bills. The touchdown pass was really all about the receiver as Garrett Wilson made a ridiculous highlight real catch in the endzone for the score.

It is definitely fair to downgrade the Jets pass catchers on the initial outlook of Zach Wilson now being the teams starting QB. Though in a really tough matchup against the Bills, the Jets schedule isn't all that easy this season as it is, having to play their own AFC East division but also the NFC East this season with the likes of the Eagles, Cowboys, Giants and Commanders. 

Garrett Wilson finished last night with five catches for 34 yards and a touchdown while number two wide receiver Allen Lazard had two catches for 46 yards.

Who benefits from the Aaron Rodgers injury? Benefit may not be the correct phrasing here but the Jets running game figures to now be a primary focal point of  the game plan. Breece Hall looked electric, finishing with 10 carries for 127 yards. Dalvin Cook chipped in with 13 carries for 33 yards along with three catches for 26. I won't hold the per touch average against either back as the Bills have a good run defense but future matchups could see both as weekly starters in fantasy football.

New York Jets Super Bowl Odds

The New York Jets entered last night at +1600 to win the Super Bowl, owning the fifth best odds but after the Aaron Rodgers injury we see the Jets Super Bowl odds now sitting at +6500 with puts them at the 20th best odds. 

The drop in Super Bowl odds shows the importance of the QB position as Aaron Rodgers as the Jets QB had New York as one of the favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy this season but that is no longer the case.

New York Jets Postseason Betting Odds

Not only are the Jets no longer among the favorites to win the Super Bowl but their odds to make the postseason took a massive hit as well. Entering Week 1 of the NFL season the Jets were sitting at -130 to make the postseason but following the Aaron Rodgers injury their postseason odds now sit at +215.

New York Jets Win Total Odds

Heading into Week 1 the New York Jets had their season win total set at 9.5 wins. Despite winning Week 1 against the Bills their current win total has dropped to 8.5 wins with the under sitting at -155 on DraftKings Sportsbook. The Jets do not have an easy schedule this season and it's clear that many do not see an Aaron Rodgers-less Jets team finding too much success this season.

New York Jets AFC East Division Odds

Heading into Week 1 of the NFL Season the Jets were +250 to win the AFC East but despite being 1-0 and having beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 they now see their odds sitting at +600 to win the AFC East, moving from the second best odds to the third best odds behind the Bills and Dolphins.

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