You never say “never” in today’s NFL, but it’s definitely a possibility that this Sunday will mark Aaron Rodgers’ final game at Lambeau Field.
The future Hall of Famer, who turned 39 years of age last month, has thought about retirement in the past. Don’t forget that he didn’t fully rule out late last season, even though he was in the midst of a second straight MVP campaign.
If Rodgers ends up retiring after this season, then Sunday’s Week 18 game against the Detroit Lions will be his final game at Lambeau Field, period. The Packers would enter the postseason as the No. 7 seed, meaning they’d have to win three road games just to get to Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona.
When asked about the possibility of Sunday marking his final home game, Rodgers wouldn’t exactly rule it out, via Packers reporter Ryan Wood:
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Packers fans can only hope that this isn’t it for Rodgers. His play was inconsistent in the first half of the season, but Rodgers and the usually potent offense has regained its form over the past month. Thanks to the resurgence on that side of the ball, Green Bay is now just one win away from locking down a playoff berth for the fourth straight year.
Last March, the four-time MVP and perennial Pro Bowler agreed to a giant three-year contract extension worth $150.8 million. That essentially eased the nerves of Packers fans who had to worry about the possibility of a trade.
But Rodgers hasn’t yet revealed if he’ll actually be back for his age 39-40 season, so things remain a little nerve-wracking for Packers fans on that front.
There obviously is no easy way of replacing an all-time great of his caliber. Rodgers remains at the top of his game, but only time will tell if Sunday is really it for him as far as Lambeau Field performances go.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.