Aaron Rodgers has guided the Green Bay Packers into a promising spot playing in the NFC championship game. Before the 2020 season, things focused on his remaining time with the franchise. Given how the situation has played out in Green Bay, Rodgers gave an intriguing answer regarding his NFL future.
Aaron Rodgers guides Packers to NFC title game
Following a stellar 2020 regular season that will likely earn him the MVP award, Aaron Rodgers has moved the Packers forward in the playoffs.
The 37-year-old took full advantage of playing at home in the playoffs by leading the Packers past the LA Rams. Despite the Rams possessing one of the league’s top defenses, their offensive line left Rodgers largely untouched without a single sack allowed.
Meanwhile, the star quarterback paced them behind 296 passing yards with two touchdown passes and a 108.1 passer rating. LA drew within a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but a 58-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard sealed the deal.
Ahead of his fifth NFC championship game, Rodgers gave some insight into how he feels about his NFL future.
Aaron Rodgers loves the ‘beautiful mystery’ ahead with his NFL career
Aaron Rodgers’ stellar 2020 campaign has re-established him as one of the league’s best quarterbacks.
It has also put his NFL future front and center as there are questions concerning his long-term future with the Packers. Rodgers was asked about the matter again this week, which he voiced excitement toward the unknown ahead, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“I hope there’s more opportunities, but I don’t know. I really don’t,” Rodgers said. “That’s outside of my control. My future is a beautiful mystery, I think.”
Before this season, all the chatter centered around his future with the Packers, especially after the team moved up to take Jordan Love in the first round of this year’s draft. Meanwhile, he’s in the second year of his four-year, $134 million deal that runs through the 2023 season.
Rodgers has brushed all that aside and focused on finding internal peace that has been pivotal in finding clarity on and off the field. He has used that to push him forward and achieve the tremendous success he’s had this year.
He has wasted no energy on everything else that is out of his control. Instead, he focuses on what he can truly impact. The only thing he has a grasp on is his performance on the field, and he loves where things are at during this juncture of his illustrious career.
Packers are on the doorstep of the Super Bowl
Aaron Rodgers has truly embraced a newfound mentality that has helped push his team to the verge of reaching the Super Bowl.
Ahead lies a tough challenge against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by Tom Brady trying to prove he can guide another franchise to a championship. Rodgers will have a challenging task facing the Buccaneers defense that is coming off intercepting Drew Brees three times, which proved to be the difference in last week’s game.
Rodgers is at a different stage of his career than Brees is, with his play still at an elite level. The Packers will hold the advantage of playing at home in the snow that could be a factor in the contest.
The media has built the storyline around the quarterback battle as the media between the two future Hall of Famers. Rodgers has his eyes on reaching the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade, while Brady is hoping to contend for his first championship.
Ultimately, the 37-year-old has a golden opportunity ahead playing at home for the first time in the NFC title game to add another career-defining chapter to his legacy.
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