Rodgers taking time to decide future after 'shocking' loss to 49ers

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again left his future open-ended after the San Francisco 49ers abruptly finished his season in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

"I'm gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here, and then take some time away and make a decision before free agency or anything gets going on that front," he said Saturday after the Packers coughed up a 7-point lead in the fourth quarter and fell 13-10.

Rodgers called his future a mystery after the Packers were stunningly bounced from the playoffs a year ago, beginning what turned into a lengthy saga involving him and Green Bay's front office.

He wound up leading the Packers to a third straight 13-win season in 2021 but again failed to get back to the Super Bowl. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 225 yards in Saturday's loss while falling to 0-4 against the 49ers in his playoff career.

"There's a lot of decisions to be made," the 38-year-old said. "There's a lot of players whose futures are up in the air, so it'll be interesting to see which way some of those decisions go."

Among those players is Rodgers' top target, pending free agent Davante Adams. The Pro Bowl wideout was the only Packers receiver to finish with more than one catch against the 49ers.

Rodgers said he wouldn't be interested in playing through a rebuild in Green Bay, which enters the offseason pressed up against the salary cap. However, he was mum on whether his upcoming decision is more about potentially playing elsewhere or retiring.

"It's tough to say at this point," he said.

Rodgers, who called the loss to the 49ers "shocking," noted his relationship with management improved throughout the season.

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