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Aaron Rodgers, Jets to visit 49ers on Monday Night Football to begin 2024 season

Aaron Rodgers and the Jets will begin the regular season on Monday Night Football. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Aaron Rodgers and the Jets will begin the regular season on Monday Night Football. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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The Jets and Aaron Rodgers will again start the season on Monday Night Football.

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that the San Francisco 49ers will host Rodgers and the Jets on Monday Night Football on Sept. 9 to conclude Week 1.

Last September, Rodgers made his Jets debut on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. However, his season was cut short after just four plays due to an Achilles tear. Despite his absence, the Jets secured a thrilling overtime victory against the Bills.

Rodgers had surgery on his Achilles two days later. The hope was for Rodgers to return late last season after he had a “speed bridge” procedure designed to expedite the recovery process. But the Jets were eliminated from postseason contention with a Week 15 blowout loss to the Dolphins.

Rodgers was still placed on the 53-man roster for the season’s final three games to continue practicing with the team.

According to Robert Saleh, Rodgers will have zero restrictions during OTAs, which begins on Monday.

The Jets are coming off a 7-10 season that was hindered by poor quarterback play following Rodgers’ injury. ,  and all took snaps under center for the Jets.

This will be Saleh’s first meeting against Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers as Jets head coach. Saleh was San Francisco’s defensive coordinator from 2017-20. Saleh was on the coaching staff when the 49ers played in Super Bowl LIV in 2019 before losing to the Chiefs.

Another storyline coming into the game involves Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, who was a 49ers linebacker for 10 seasons.

Shanahan and the 49ers are coming off another NFC Championship and a Super Bowl appearance. They finished 12-5 before losing to the Chiefs. won his third Super Bowl MVP after the 25-22 overtime victory.

The full 2024 NFL schedule will be released Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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