The Green Bay Packers were thumped by the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Afterward, Aaron Rodgers said Green Bay's roster needs some help, but not a wholesale rebuilding.

"We need to reload. I don't think we need to rebuild; we need to reload. We got a lot of players who are young. ... We just need to reload a little bit this offseason," the quarterback said.

Rodgers even went as far as to campaign for some of his younger teammates to remain on the roster.

"I think we had a lot of great contributions this season from guys we didn't expect starting the season out," Rodgers said. "You got Geronimo Allison, who had a very big year for us. Aaron Ripkowski was fantastic. Jared Cook, I think, needs to be near the top of the priority list, the way that he played this year. The offensive line, keeping those guys together was a big part of our success. I'm really proud of these guys. We battled. We had our backs against the wall for eight weeks in a row and won some big games. We just came up a little short."