New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers tried out a new job on Thursday, hopping on the phone to help the team sell tickets and even hooking one fan up with extra seats.
In a video posted to the Jets’ social media, Rodgers was recorded talking to a fan and trying to convincing them to buy tickets. He later offered to hook the fan up with seats from his own allocation.
‘Have you been to any games this year? Was that the only one?’ Rodgers asked the fan in the beginning of the video.
‘So you’re 1-0 going to games? Obviously, we need to find a way to get you back. How do we do that? Do we have to offer you some free tickets or what I don’t know if I’m authorized to do that just yet…I got a couple extras, I’ll get you two tickets.’
Rodgers then handed the phone back to the Jets representative sitting next to him in order to take down and pass along the fan’s email address.
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers took some time to help the team sell tickets on Thrusday
Rodgers was cleared to rejoin practice with the team on Wednesday following an Achilles tear
Head coach Robert Saleh said Rodgers’ return was more about ‘a progression in his rehab’
The quarterback, who will turn 40 years old this weekend, took further steps in his recovery this week when he returned to practice after being cleared for ‘functional football activity.’
Rodgers tore his Achilles in his Jets debut back on September 11.
‘This isn’t so much getting ready to play, more a progression in his rehab,’ head coach Robert Saleh said, confirming that doctors are happy for Rodgers to step up his recovery.
‘He’s sacrificed so much already for the organization. It’s a testament to who he is as a human.
‘Instead of throwing to a strength and conditioning coach, he can throw to his teammates.
Allowing Rodgers to step foot on the practice field opened the 21-day-window that the team will have in order to activate him from injured reserve.
Rodgers confirmed on Thursday that he was not ‘anywhere near ready’ to play but he refused to rule out a return before December 24. ‘Anything is possible,’ he said.