Aaron Rodgers sparked quite the debate with his postgame comments after the Green Bay Packers were eliminated from the NFL postseason by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
And while he’s since had a bit of a different tune, Rodgers is sure about one thing: His determination to return for another season.
He just doesn’t know if that will be with Green Bay, especially since 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love is waiting in the wings. The veteran signal-caller further explained his side of things during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.
“I don’t feel like I said anything that I hadn’t said before,” Rodgers said, per ESPN. “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.
“… I just reiterated that after the game,” Rodgers continued. “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.”
Rodgers has spent an impressive 16 seasons with the Packers. And at the age of 37, anything is possible for Rodgers’ career.