FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, in Green Bay, Wis. To get ready for Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the Packers turned to rookie defensive lineman James Looney. The seventh-round pick failed to make the roster and has been toiling on the practice squad. But he's been tasked with helping the Packers prepare for Donald, the reigning AP Defensive Player of the Year who already has eight sacks this season and will get a shot at Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

Aaron Rodgers leaves his future a mystery

The air was cold. The lights shown brightly. Socially-distance fans decorated in green and gold.

It was Aaron Rodgers’ fifth appearance in an NFC Championship. It was in Lambeau Field. He waited 13 years for this moment, a chance to win the NFC at home. Though, it was not a happy ending for Rodgers or Packers’ fans.

His last NFC Championship victory was in 2012. His entire career may have been riding on Sunday’s game.  After Sunday’s 31-26 to the Buccaneers, Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history to lose four straight NFC Championship games. Despite his only one Super Bowl win, Rodgers is still considered one of the best quarterbacks to grace the field.

The Mystery

Following the game, Rodgers was asked about what is next for Green Bay. He left things up in the air with football fans uncertain what his future may be.

The 37-year-old quarterback is under contract through 2023 via the contract extension he signed in 2018. However, his future was questioned when general manager Brian Gutekunst traded up to drafted Rodger’s potential replacement in Jordan Love. ESPN’s Adam Schefter weighed in on the uncertainty.

Even with this, head coach Matt LaFleur stated he “sure as hell” hopes Aaron returns following the game. LaFleur also dubbed him the “MVP of this league.”

Rodgers loss

So, he has lost the past four appearances in the NFC Championship. But, this season has been an impressive one, to say the least. He threw 51 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Additionally, he compiled over 4,000 yards and a 70.7 percent completion. With one of his best years, this loss is nothing less than devastating.

What’s next for Rodgers is unknown, but one thing is for sure–there will be a Super Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the third Tampa Bay team to head to go to a championship game this year. They will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7.

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