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Jets head coach Robert Saleh calms fears with viral Aaron Rodgers video

Breathe deeply, New York Jets fans. Head coach Robert Saleh has spoken and there is no reason to worry.

Last week, video footage showed future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers limping slightly during OTAs before his foot was examined by a trainer.

Experts like Dr. David Chao (@ProFootballDoc) immediately determined that it was just a blister. However, that couldn't stop the video from going viral on social media and pessimists speculating about a possible injury to the 40-year-old fielder.

On Tuesday, Saleh answered a question about the video at Florham Park and allayed any possible false fears.

“He doesn't show up on my injury report, but I'm assuming it was a blister,” Saleh said before Tuesday's OTA Phase 3 practice. “I think he's OK.”

Rodgers, who walked to his seat seemingly unhindered at UFC 302 in Newark on Saturday night, is actually “doing fine.” The four-time NFL MVP looked like his old self as he threw passes during a training session open to invited media.

Rodgers appears to have fully recovered from his Achilles surgery and was able to practice without restrictions during the Jets' offseason program. After being injured in Week 1, he returned to the practice field in December, although he was not yet 100 percent healthy.

Rodgers was available for the duration of voluntary OTAs, which end later this week. He missed several practices last spring due to a calf strain.

With a healthy Rodgers at the helm, the Jets have big expectations for the 2024 season. The former Super Bowl MVP has thrown 475 touchdown passes in his career, ranking fifth on the NFL all-time list, and he will look to breathe new life into the Jets' passing attack, which produced just 11 touchdowns in 17 games last year.

“If we stay healthy, it's going to be pretty damn good. It's an exciting offense and an exciting group,” Saleh said last month.

As the Jets attempt to end a 13-year postseason drought, the longest active drought in major North American professional team sports, Rodgers has publicly embraced the challenges ahead.

“If I don't do what I'm capable of doing, we're probably all out of here,” Rodgers said on the podium after a Phase 3 OTA practice in May. “I like that kind of pressure. It's a tough market, not for everyone. I'm excited for this opportunity.”