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Aaron Rodgers says Packers opening new title window


The Green Bay Packers' season came to an abrupt close Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

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On Tuesday's edition of the "Aaron Rodgers Show" on WAUK-AM in Milwaukee, the Packers quarterback said that despite the "unfortunate" end to the season, it was one of the "proudest years" he's been a part of in Green Bay -- given the slew of injuries the team went through.

Rodgers believes it's the end of one era and the beginning of another championship run in Green Bay.

"It's the end of a window and the beginning of a new one," he said. "We can open up a window that lasts four or five years."

With 17 unrestricted free agents on the roster, the Packers have many question marks to address.

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Despite a potential overhaul, Rodgers said the Packers have the foundation to succeed for the next several years.

"This window has a chance to open up and be really bright for four, five years," Rodgers said. "My contract is for six more years and I expect to be playing well all six."

On the "Around The League Podcast," we discussed that any team with a top-flight quarterback has the chance to compete for a championship. When healthy, Rodgers is at the top of the list.

A few other notes from Rodgers:

1. He doubled down on his frustration with his own play: "The team expects greatness out of me every week, and they didn't get it Sunday."

2. On the seven weeks he missed due to a collarbone injury: "I hope my teammates would say I was still a good teammate. I think that's the mark of a good teammate: how they respond."

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3. On Monday's BCS National Championship Game: "I think the BCS is an absolute joke. Always have. And the fact they think they rectified it with four teams is a joke to me as well." Rodgers wants "16 teams, at least."

4. On quarterback's coach Ben McAdoo interviewing for other jobs, including the Cleveland Browns' coaching position: "I texted him: 'make sure you put me down as a reference.'"

The latest "Around The League Podcast" recapped all the Wild Card Weekend action.


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