Rodgers: No reason to think I won't be back with Packers
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Aaron Rodgers' future with the Green Bay Packers suddenly became a mystery after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC title game.

Following the playoff defeat, the star quarterback said the future of several Packers players - including his own - is uncertain. It was then reported days later that Rodgers wants a new contract from Green Bay.

But Rodgers downplayed most of the speculation regarding his outlook on Tuesday.

"Obviously after the season that I had, potentially winning the MVP and we made another good run, I don't think there's any reason why I wouldn't be back, but there's not many absolutes in this business," Rodgers said on "The Pat McAfee Show."

"I don't feel like I've said anything that I haven't said before," Rodgers said of his postgame comments. "It was just more of a realization, I think. Ultimately, my future is not necessarily in my control."

He added: "I couldn't care any less about speculation off of that (regarding my future in the NFL). I don't think people are used to hearing the truth from athletes."

Playing with the Packers for his entire career was something Rodgers dreamed about, but Green Bay's decision to select quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of last year's draft gave the veteran signal-caller a reality check.

"I think naturally there are times you let your mind go to, 'I'm going to be a Packer for life.' ... When they drafted Jordan, that was just the reality kicking in, 'Hey, that's never the case.'"

Rodgers, 37, is the favorite to be named regular-season MVP after leading the NFL in completion percentage (70.7%) and passing touchdowns (48).

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