It has been only two days since the Green Bay Packers had their playoff run halted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship clash and the fans are in fright that their veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers preparing to exit the club and now the player himself elaborates on the notion.
Now, its not like Matt LaFleur and his boys had a bad season. In his 16th year with the team, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to land a 13-3 record before heading into the playoffs, where they defeated Los Angeles Rams 32-18 to clinch their 20th divisional title.
However, their road to Super Bowl LV was halted in up against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, suffering a 26–31 loss at Lambeau Field, as they now go more than a decade without winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy, as well as a conference championship.
Following the Buccaneers defeat, Rodgers had hinted in the post game conference that his future with the team may be uncertain. Since then it has become the talk of the town and after two days the QB himself addresses the rumors on “The Pat McAfee Show”.
“Obviously after the season I had, potentially winning MVP and we obviously made another good run, I don’t think that there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be back,” Rodgers said in the show on Tuesday.
My future is not in my hands: Aaron Rodgers addresses his possible departure from Packers
While he’s positive to return to the dressing room for his 17th season with the Packers, Aaron Rodgers does admit that his statement shouldn’t be taken as an absolute.
“But there’s not many absolutes in this business. To make an absolute statement about something that is not an absolute, I didn’t do it.”
Recalling the Bucs defeat, Rodgers revealed that he was almost ready to burst into tears as he felt his stint with the team might have come to an end and stated he was nothing but honest about the words he said after the match.
“I’m 15 minutes from crying in the locker room with some of my teammates,” the 37-year-old recreated the scene after Sunday’s loss, “I come and sit down for this interview and they ask me questions and I give real answers.”
“To me, a reality — not a certainty or an absolute — is that my future is not in my hands,” Rodgers acknowledged, “that’s really the case for all of us as players.”
All that being said, the next NFL season is still eight months away and despite the verbal ifs and buts, its most likely that Aaron Rodgers will be seen donning the Packers shirt once again.