The Packers have reached their bye week with a 5-8 record, which puts them in third place in the NFC North.

It’s a spot most did not expect Green Bay to be in entering Week 14, especially considering quarterback Aaron Rodgers was coming off back-to-back MVP awards.

But as Rodgers was leaving the playing field in Chicago on Sunday, he saluted the crowd — essentially saying “goodbye” just in case it was the last time he plays there.

So on Monday, head coach Matt LaFleur was asked if he would want Rodgers as the team’s quarterback in 2023, should Rodgers want to return. The reporter didn’t fully finish the question before LaFleur began his response.