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Almost as soon as Robbie Gould’s kick hit the netting at the end of regulation to eliminate the Packers from the playoffs and send the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game, the focus in Green Bay and across the NFL shifted toward Aaron Rodgers and his future in Green Bay.
There’s no hiding that Rodgers may have played his last game as a member of the Packers, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Last year, he nearly struck a divorce with organization, but elected to return for a potential “Last Dance” sort of run that both sides hoped would result in a Super Bowl. However, this early exit now sparks questions about what will be next for the MVP favorite.
“I’m gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here, and then take some time away and make a decision — obviously before free agency.” Rodgers said postgame. “… It’s fresh right now. It’s a little shocking for sure. Was hoping to have a nice week after the NFC Championship to enjoy the lead up [to the Super Bowl] and start contemplating some things, so I haven’t even let the moment sink in yet.”
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