Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers received some good news on Monday.
Rodgers, who has been battling a serious undisclosed medical condition the last two weeks, was cleared to slowly return to his coaching duties and will be the defensive play-caller again this Sunday.
Head coach Todd Bowles, who had taken over the defensive play-calling responsibilities in Rodgers' absence, revealed the good news in a conference call on Monday calling it a "big relief."
The news comes one day after Rodgers surprised the players before Sunday's 42-34 victory over the Colts at Metlife Stadium.
Bowles said Rodgers provided the team a "big lift" for the Jets, especially the defense, which had four takeaways -- three interceptions and a fumble -- which resulted in 20 points in their favor, including a pick-six from cornerback Morris Claiborne.
Claiborne, in particular, was moved by Rodgers' presence.
"Just to see him walking is a blessing," he said, per NJ.com. "When he came in, you could feel the positive vibes that arrived with him. I was just trying to feed off of those vibes when I saw him, and take it on the field with me."
Rodgers also broke down the team in the locker room after the victory, which improved the Jets to 3-3.
Special breakdown from Coach Rodgers! pic.twitter.com/5Eeeuw3vcp- New York Jets (@nyjets) October 14, 2018
The Jets will have have a tough matchup this week when they host the Minnesota Vikings (3-2-1).