Aaron Rodgers’ nightmare season worst chapter: Packers humiliated by Lions at Lambeau Field

Aaron Rodgers, the two-time reigning NFL MVP, is out of the playoffs after suffering another bitter pill in his legendary career when he failed to lead the Green Bay Packers to defeat the Detroit Lions in NFL Week 18 on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

This is only the fourth time in his career that Rodgers has been left out of the playoffs since he has been the Packers’ starting quarterback (2008) and the first time this has happened when he had to win his last game to stay alive.

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Year full of negative moments for Aaron Rodgers

It’s been a year full of frustration for the Super Bowl XLV MVP, as there was long talk of the need for Jordan Love to take his place as the team’s starting passer with the worst recent season for Rodgers, who hadn’t been out of the playoffs since he did so in back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018, Mike McCarthy‘s final seasons in Green Bay.

But Rodgers’ dismal finish to the 2022 season hasn’t just been for poor performance inside the gridiron. The biggest criticism has come for his attitude off the field, where several times he openly criticized teammates, especially young receivers, creating a bad atmosphere in the locker room.

The Packers could not complete the miracle

Despite all this, Rodgers and the Packers had miraculously pulled themselves into the fight for the last playoff berth in the NFC after building a four-game winning streak after losing seven of the previous eight.

The offseason will be especially difficult for Green Bay, because in addition to the unknown future of head coach Matt LaFleur, Rodgers’ three-year, $150 million contract signed in the offseason simply prevents the Packers from cutting him and disqualifies them from being truly active in free agency.