NFL MVP fronr-runner Aaron Rodgers has indicated that he will likely return to the Green Bay Packers for the next season. Before the Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, Rodgers said his future was a "beaufiful mistery."
"I don't think that there is any reason why I wouldn't be back," Rodgers said. "But look, there's not many absolutes in this business. So to make an absolute statement about something that is not an absolute, I didn't do it.
And I guess that's why it went kind of nuts." After the Packers lost to the Buccaneers, the talk about Rodgers leaving Green Bay started to heat up. "I don't feel like I said anything that I hadn't said before," Rodgers said on Tuesday's show.
"I said it the first time I talked to the media [after the draft]. It just, it was more a realization I think that ultimately my future is not necessarily in my control. That was what just kind of hit me in the moment. I was just thinking of Aaron Jones, Corey Linsley, other guys we have under contract, Big Dog [Marcedes Lewis], guys who I don't know what their future is going to be, and myself included."
Rodgers admits the thoughts of leaving the Packers crossed his mind
Rodgers, who was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft, is now 37 years old. "Naturally, there's time when you let your mind go to maybe, 'I'm going to be a Packer for life,'" Rodgers said Tuesday.
"Or, 'I'm going to be like a Tim Duncan or [Derek] Jeter or Kobe [Bryant] and play with one team my entire career.' Naturally, you dream about that. That's kind of like a dream scenario. I've talked about that for much of my career.
"When they drafted Jordan, it was more the reality kicking in. Like, hey, that's actually never the case. There are no absolutes in this business. I think it's a beautiful thing to sit with and to wrap your head around.
And I did. I got to a beautiful place about it. It doesn't mean that that's not still a reality. I think that's the only reality, is that there is no absolutes in this business. I just reiterated that after the game. I get it, some people were like, 'You just threw 48 touchdowns and probably going to win MVP.'
Yeah, I understand that, but, again, there's no absolutes in this business. I gave a real answer in the moment."