October 16, 2021

Rodgers’ future ‘uncertain’ after loss to Bucs

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Aaron Rodgers admits there is uncertainty over his future with Green Bay Packers following the defeat to Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday; Green Bay lost the NFC Championship game 31-26; Rodgers says he is going to take some time away to clear his head

By Reuters

Last Updated: 25/01/21 8:08am

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers said his side had their chances after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game and admitted it wasn’t his decision to kick a late field goal

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers said his side had their chances after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game and admitted it wasn’t his decision to kick a late field goal

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his future with the team is “uncertain” in the wake of their 31-26 defeat by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Rodgers, who has spent 16 seasons with the Packers and is considered one of the NFL’s all-time greats, was drafted by Green Bay in 2005 and won the Super Bowl with the team in 2011.

The 37-year-old threw for 4,299 yards in the regular season and finished with the league’s best passer rating but saw his team eliminated in the NFC Championship showdown for the second straight season.

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Highlights of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game

Highlights of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game

“There’s a lot of unknowns going into this offseason,” he said.

“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.

“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 to get to this point, and that makes the finality of it all kind of hit you like a ton of bricks. A lot of guys’ futures are uncertain, myself included.”

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Aaron Rodgers finds his tight end Robert Tonyan in the front of the endzone for the score for the Green Bay Packers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game

Aaron Rodgers finds his tight end Robert Tonyan in the front of the endzone for the score for the Green Bay Packers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game

Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur said he hoped Rodgers would remain with the Packers next season.

“The guy is the MVP of this league. He’s the heart and soul of our football team. He better be back here. He’s our leader,” LaFleur said.

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