Aaron Rodgers casts doubt over his future with the Packers after a playoff exit



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Aaron Rodgers casts doubt over his future with the Packers after a playoff exit

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers refused to confirm he will return to Green Bay for the 2022 season following their playoff exit. On Saturday, the Packers suffered a 13-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round at Lambeau Field.

"I don't want to be part of a rebuild if I'm going to keep playing," Rodgers said, per ESPN. Rodgers, 38, underlined that he is still super competitive and that he is confident that he can still play at a high level.

"I'm still super competitive, still know I can play at a high level, so it's going to be a tough decision," Rodgers said during a 17-minute session with reporters after the game. "I have a lot of things to weigh in the coming weeks.

But man, just so much gratitude for this city and this organization and such a long, long career here that I'm proud of and really thankful for all the men and women that work here, the men I've gotten to cross paths with, coaches and players over the years."

The Packers want Rodgers back

Statistically, Rodgers had a great season and he is a favorite to win back-to-back MVP awards. "Certainly we want him back here," said Packers coach Matt LaFleur after he failed to reach the Super Bowl with the No.

1 seeded team for the second straight year. "I think we'd be crazy not to want him back here. He's going to be the two-time MVP. This guy does so much for our football team, not only what you guys see on Sunday's or every game day, but what he does in that locker room, how he leads.

I know what he puts into this thing, and certainly I'm extremely disappointed in that we couldn't get over the hump for not only him, but for everybody in that locker room." Meanwhile, Rodgers admitted he didn't play well against the 49ers.

"I didn't have a great night tonight," said Rodgers, who was 20-of-29 for 286 yards and was sacked a season-high five times. "They did a good job of kind of getting me off the spot, and a better job of taking away some of the quick game we got going last time we played them.

I missed a couple reads. I probably should have taken a couple hole-shot chances a couple times. Obviously, if I hit Allen [Lazard] on that deep in on the last drive, that probably gets us out to about midfield and then we're a couple first downs away from being in field-goal range.

"So definitely disappointed by some of the decisions I had tonight. I definitely take my fair share of blame tonight."