The Daily Courier

Aaron Rodgers sends mixed messages


GREEN BAY, Wis. — All-Pro quarterbac­k Aaron Rodgers said he “doesn’t think there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be back” with the Green Bay Packers next season. But he added that his future isn’t necessaril­y in his control.

Rodgers was clarifying remarks he made Sunday after the Packers’ 31-26 NFC championsh­ip loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rodgers said after the game “there’s a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain, myself included.”

“Obviously after the season I had, potentiall­y winning MVP and we obviously made another good run, I don’t think there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be back,” Rodgers said Tuesday during his weekly spot on SiriusXM Radio’s The Pat McAfee Show. “But there’s not many absolutes, as you guys know, in this business. So to make an absolute statement about something that is not an absolute, I didn’t do it.”

Rodgers was asked Tuesday if the comment about his uncertain future was an attempt to capitalize on a season in which he earned All-Pro honours. Rodgers threw 48 touchdown passes and five intercepti­ons.

“I haven’t even had the conversati­ons yet,” Rodgers said. “This is Day 2. Yesterday was exit meetings. … But I’m around this week. It’s not like jetting out of town and, ‘Sayonara, Green Bay.’”

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