Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Again Hints At Potential Retirement

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Aaron Rodgers has battled through a lot this season to help get the Green Bay Packers in a position to make the playoffs. A mid-season swoon in which they lost seven out of eight games seemingly knocked them out of the playoff picture, but they have fought back the last month.

First and foremost, the Packers couldn’t lose any more games. Thus far, they have got the job done in that department, as they have won four consecutive games. A lot of help was needed from other teams around the league and they all obliged.

Green Bay needed the Washington Commanders to lose twice and the Seattle Seahawks to lose once and both occurred. The Detroit Lions dropped a game to the Carolina Panthers as well, setting up a win-or-go-home situation for the Packers in Week 18.

If Aaron Rodgers can lead Green Bay to another win on Sunday night, the Packers will complete their comeback and qualify for the postseason, earning the final Wild Card spot. Sunday also marks the last game at Lambeau Field this season; will it be the final time Rodgers plays in front of the home fans as well?

Ryan Wood, a Packers beat writer for USA Today, asked Rodgers if he had any clarity on the situation as it could be his last game there as a Packer. The possibility is on his mind, but no final decision will come until the offseason.

There have been rumors the last few offseason about Rodgers moving on from Green Bay, whether it was via trade or retirement. Given how this season was playing out, no one would have blamed him for wanting to move on as this was a difficult year in many aspects.

Not only was the team losing a lot, falling short of being the contenders many thought they would be, but Rodgers dealt with a ton of injuries. He has dealt with a broken thumb and injuries to his ribs and knee. That is something that would have a younger player contemplating their future, let alone someone who is 39.

Money could talk in this situation as it would be tough for Aaron Rodgers to walk away from $60 million. But, if that fire and desire have been extinguished, then riding off into retirement is the best decision for him to make.