Aaron Rodgers' "tough decision" after 49ers failure
It was yet another loss for the Green Bay Packers against their San Francisco rivals and one that has ratcheted up the thinking behind one quarterback's future.
As we reached the halfway point of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, thoughts of big players retiring or leaving their current teams were cranked up a notch. Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping that Tom Brady is not about to throw in his last for them, while Aaron Rodgers is getting to grips with failing to beat the 49ers in the postseason once again. And the Packers' QB is certainly not committing his future to Green Bay just yet.
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The offseason could bring drama to the quarterback position for more than half of the NFL's 32 teams, led by prominent passers like Brady and Rodgers, as well as the likes of Russell Wilson at the Seattle Seahawks and others.
Rodgers said he has a "tough decision" to make before the start of free agency about his future after Green Bay was eliminated from the postseason. Wilson first indicated 12 months ago that he wasn't happy in Seattle and wanted the franchise to address the offensive line.
After missing the playoffs this season, Wilson said he would explore his options, but is under contract with the team.
Should Brady retire, the Buccaneers would most likely be in the market for a quarterback, too. Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask, a second-round pick in 2021, are the team's backup quarterbacks.
So many unknowns, but that keeps it all interestin', right?