Aaron Rodgers retirement rumours grew as he refuses to swap jersey: I gotta hold on to this one!

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took many by surprise when he refused to exchange jerseys with wide receiver Jameson Williams after his team’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

Detroit defeated the Packers 20-16 at Lambeau Field on Sunday and this loss means that they will miss out on the NFL post-season for the first time in four years.

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After the game, a video has gone viral on social media showing Williams asking for Rodgers‘ jersey.

“I gotta hold on to this one,” Rodgers replied to the rookie.

Why did Aaron Rodgers refuse to exchange jerseys with Jameson Williams?

The Packers star explained in the press conference after the game that he wanted to keep this jersey because it is special one for him.

“I think I might have told him I’d give him a jersey when we played in Detroit but there are some special ones I’d like to keep, it was nothing against Jameson,” Rodgers said.

“I want to keep this one. It’s a night game, Lambeau, Week 18, there are certain jerseys you like holding on to.

“Big Sunday night game, a little bit different.”

Will Aaron Rodgers retire?

His remarks fuelled retirement rumors, but Rodgers explained that he is not going to make a decision on his future soon.

“It’s a little raw right now, just after the game,” he started.

“I want to take the emotion out of it and have conversations and see where the organisation is at and see how I feel after some time has passed.

“I’m not going to hold them hostage.

“We’re still in January here, March is free agency. So, I just need some time to, like I said, get the emotion out of it and figure out what’s best.

“No, [I don’t think it’s just my decision]. There’s got to be mutual, on both sides.

“I don’t like to say never, but I’ve got to see how I’m feeling first, once the emotion’s out of it.

“You want to go out winning the Super Bowl, but’s very rare that that actually gets to happen.

“You don’t want to lose your last game and miss out on the playoffs, but this is a really tough business and doesn’t always end with rainbows.”

“The competitive fire is always going to be there, I don’t think that is ever going away. Sometimes it gets transferred to other things, but I wouldn’t have any regrets walking away.

“I’ve got to see what it feels like when I get away from this.”

His future is certainly up in the air and we’ll have to wait a while before learning if Rodgers will retire, stay in Green Bay or go to another team.