Maybe a good time to change things up with Rodgers

It might be time to tweak things after the tweak . . .

Jets QB Aaron Rodgers tweaked his calf on Tuesday during a conditioning drill.

It looked like Rodgers suffered the injury hopping with a medicine ball. The Jets use a lot of drills driven by modern-day sports science, under the direction of their Athletic Care and Performance Department formed in 2021.

What does Rodgers think of these new wave conditioning drills, including the one involving the medicine ball, where he seemed to tweak his calf?

“I haven’t done it before,” Rodgers said on Tuesday at a press conference following the injury. “I haven’t done it in 18 years, but obviously there’s some science behind it.”

He also said on SiriusXM’s MadDog Radio, “It’s a different type of training.”

It doesn’t look like a serious injury, but it might be time for the Jets to change how they handle Rodgers’ workouts in the spring camps and then training camp.

This isn’t to say that their Athletic Care and Performance Department isn’t on the cutting edge of sports science. They are.

But what is good for a 23-year-old defensive back or receiver, might not be ideal for a 39-year-old QB.

Rodgers has a team of experts he trains with in California to get ready for the season. It’s worked for him in the past.

It’s time for the Jets to let Rodgers decide what conditioning drills he needs, and which ones he doesn’t. He has not missed a start in the last five years. He knows what he needs to do to get ready for the grind of an NFL season.

It’s okay to have a double standard with a 39-year-old future Hall-of-Fame QB, and let his teammates do certain conditioning drills, and hold him out of some.

Obviously, everybody involved was trying to do what was best, but moving forward, perhaps they need to handle the legendary QB a tad differently.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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