Packers QB Aaron Rodgers announces plans for his future

What will happen next?

Michael Whitaker

The Green Bay Packers saw their great season come to a stunning end last night at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, as the visiting squad shocked their hosts with a walk-off field goal as time expired to advance in the NFL postseason and send Green Bay into an uncertain offseason. 

Of course, speculation immediately began as to the future plans of potential 2021 NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who's status to play the year with Green Bay was in doubt before he ultimately decided to take the field. 

Following the game, Rodgers stated that he would take some time before ultimately deciding on what he'd be doing next.

"I didn't think we'd be talking about this after this game," Rodgers said. "I'm going to take some time and have conversations with folks around here, and then take some time away and make a decision -- obviously before free agency or anything gets going on that front. It's fresh right now. A little shocking for sure. I was hoping to have a nice weekend for the NFC Championship, to enjoy the lead-up and then start contemplating some things, so I haven't even let the moment really sink in yet."

So, does the way that this season ended impact his future plans? 

"Of course it does," he replied. "But you know there are a lot of decisions to be made, a lot of players whose futures are up in the air. Definitely will be interesting to see which way some of those decisions go. But I'll have conversations with (GM) Brian (Gutekunst) in the next week or so and get a little bit more clarity. And think about my own future and how much longer I want to keep doing this."

Rodgers was then asked if he believes that it's still possible for him to win another Super Bowl title with the Packers. 

"I don't know. That's a fair question," he said. "Definitely one I've thought about. But there are a lot of decisions to be made. Key players, a lot of guys who played tonight... so many guys whose contracts are up or on the brink or salary cap stuff. So, a lot of decisions to be made. I don't want to be part of a rebuild if I'm going to keep playing. So a lot of decisions in the next couple of months."