49ers vs. Packers live updates: Niners stun Green Bay in NFC Divisional game; Aaron Rodgers discusses uncertain Green Bay future

There is widespread speculation that Aaron Rodgers walked off the Lambeau Field grass as a Packers player for the last time Saturday night. There are significant cap advantages for the Packers to trade Rodgers, who still is at the top of his game and may earn another MVP award in the coming weeks, and Rodgers may not want to remain a Packer if certain teammates like Davante Adams depart this offseason.

After the game Rodgers was asked about his future with the team, and though he didn’t offer specifics, he didn’t duck the questions.

When the many contract decisions facing the team was brought up, Rodgers said, “That’s a fair question, definitely one I’ve thought about. But there are a lot of decisions be made, and key players … so many guys’ contracts are up. I don’t want to be a part of a rebuild if I’m going to keep playing. A lot of decisions in the next couple months.”

The topic came up again when he was asked about his legacy as a Packer. He said he sees his legacy as the relationships and friendships he’s made in the locker room and in the organization, before adding, “I’m still super competitive, I know I can play at a high level, so it’s going to be a tough decision, a lot of things to weigh in the coming weeks.”

“I think this thing is going to look a lot different moving forward, but I’m thankful for this time, this team, and super bummed at how this played out tonight and how it ended.”

Before the season, words from Rodgers and others suggested that his feelings for general manager Brian Gutekunst were one of the biggest factors that could hasten his departure from the Packers. But things changed once camp began. “From the day I got back, I felt like there was an earnest decision on both sides to meet in the middle and communicate,” Rodgers said. “I’m very thankful to be a part of the conversations and felt like my opinions mattered. That was a special part of this season, to see that relationship grow. He deserves a lot of credit for some of the moves he made.”

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