Aaron Rodgers ‘numb’ after playoff loss to 49ers with Packers future again in question

The Packers lost 13-10 to the 49ers on a walk-off field goal in the NFC divisional round on Saturday night at Lambeau Field. Almost immediately afterward, questions arose again about the future of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers (20-of-29 passing, 225 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions) told reporters he was “numb” from the loss, which left him 0-4 all-time against the Niners in the playoffs.

Unsurprisingly, Rodgers said he would take some time in the offseason to assess everything and talk to people before making a decision before free agency begins.

What stood out in particular in Rodgers’ comments was his assessment of the Packers’ progress. He said he didn’t want to be part of a rebuild.

But Rodgers also acknowledged that the team will likely look different next season, as the Packers have just $44 million in salary-cap space, second-lowest in the NFL behind the Saints.

Among those Rodgers will talk to about his future and the direction of the Packers is general manager Brian Gutekunst. Rodgers said after the game that their relationship had improved. However, before any of those conversations take place, Rodgers will first process the loss.