Once again, the Green Bay Packers' season came to an unwanted end. Despite being one of the most dominant teams in the NFL during the regular season and beating the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round, they fell short of the Super Bowl again.
But, perhaps the worst thing about this heart-breaking loss is the fact that it might as well be Aaron Rodgers' final shot at the ultimate prize, at least with the organization he's played throughout his entire career.
The thing is that following their setback to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of California standout spoke up on the uncertainty of his future, leaving the door open for a potential exit.
Aaron Rodgers Says His Future Is Uncertain
"A lot of guys' futures, they’re uncertain, myself included," Rodgers said after the game, as quoted by Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.
This isn't the first time that Rodgers has spoken on that tone recently, as he said that he didn't know whether he'd have another chance to make the Super Bowl shortly after beating the Rams:
“I hope there’s more opportunities, but I don’t know, I really don’t. That’s outside of my control. My future is a beautiful mystery, I think," Rodgers said.
Matt LaFleur Says He Hopes Aaron Rodgers Comes Back
And, when asked about Aaron Rodgers' future, head coach Matt LaFleur claimed that he definitely expects him to continue leading the way for their offense in the future, even at 37 years old:
"I sure as hell hope so. I mean, the guy is the MVP of this league. He's the heart and soul of our football team. So, hell yeah. He better be back here. He's our leader," LaFleur said.
Rodgers was clearly unhappy with the Packers organization after they traded up in the first round of last year's Draft to land another quarterback. He had a career year fueled by that motivation, but that and LaFleur's infamous decision to kick a field goal down 8 points vs. Tom Brady might as well sealed his fate with the team.