Rodgers approach could change moving forward Dan Leberfeld

It’s always important to learn from that past.

Last week, New York Jets veteran QB Aaron Rodgers tweaked his calf doing a conditioning drill of some kind involving a medicine ball.

It was probably a teachable moment for all involved. Perhaps you have to treat a 39-year-old QB a little differently in team conditioning drills than the younger players.

And heck, Rodgers hasn’t missed a game in five years, so he clearly knows the best way to get ready for a season.

So moving forward, look for the Jets to take a more cautious approach with their most valuable commodity, and keep him out of certain drills he might not need.

“You’re always trying to educate or learn, obviously,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “I still argue he’s still a young man, the way he takes care of his body. I know his age, his body is not his age, but we’ve got to do a better job just making sure we communicate with the players and understanding where they are at certain points.”

Saleh added, “We’ll always look to modify if we need to.”

Clearly, they do, and will.


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