Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has admitted that he is uncertain what his future with the Green Bay Packers holds after a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers, who hosted an NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field for the first in the Rodgers era, disappointingly lost to the Buccaneers 31-26.
In the past NFL draft, the Packers used their first round pick to select quarterback Jordan Love. "[The Packers have] a lot of guys' futures that are uncertain -- myself included," Rodgers said as part of an answer about how different the team could look next season and what the 2020 campaign meant to him.
"That's what's sad about it, most, getting this far. Obviously, it's going to be an end at some point, whether we make it past this one or not, but just the uncertainty's tough and finality of it all."
Packers coach hopes Rodgers returns
Rodgers had an outstanding season but still it did not result in the Packers making the Super Bowl. "I sure as hell hope so," LaFleur said. "I mean, the guy's the MVP of this league.
He's the heart and soul of our football team. So, hell yeah, he better be back here. He's our leader, and you know, just so appreciative of him buying into what we're trying to get done around here and leading that group.
His voice carries a lot of weight in that locker room and just, you know, I feel for him. Him being in this situation and for us not to get it done, man, it hurts." Rodgers, 37, had an MVP season and without any doubt he is still capable of playing the game at the highest possible level.
"It's a good question," Rodgers said when asked what's next for him. "I don't know; I really don't. There's a lot of unknowns going into this offseason now. I'm going to have to take some time away, for sure, and clear my head and just kind of see what's going on with everything.
But it's pretty tough right now, especially thinking about the guys that may or may not be here next year. There's always change. That's the only constant in this business. "It's a grind just to get to this point.
And that makes the finality of it all kind of hit you like a ton of bricks. That's why it's a gutting feeling in your stomach."