Aaron Rodgers hints at retirement after missing playoff spot

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

Fans believe Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is nearing retirement after refusing to give away his jersey following Sunday night’s defeat to the Detroit Lions.

Following Green Bay’s 20-16 defeat to the Detroit Lions which eliminated the Packers from playoff contention, Jameson Williams asked Rodgers for his game jersey – to which the 39-year-old replied: “I’m gonna hold on to this one.”

Rodgers had led Green Bay to four straight wins over the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings to set up a must-win clash with Detroit to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Despite winning on the night, the Lions missed the playoffs altogether and the Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC’s final Wild Card spot and will face the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday in the Bay Area.

NFL betting sites have the Seahawks at the longest price of +6600 with BetOnline to win the Super Bowl and the Packers would’ve presumably been slightly shorter due to Rodgers’ vast playoff experience.

RELATED: 2023 NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Schedule Confirmed

Rodgers completed 17/27 passes for 205 yards at Lambeau Field with one touchdown and a decisive interception which came with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Detroit.

The four-time league MVP told reporters after the game the decision to hold onto his jersey was nothing against Jameson, as he thought it would be ‘a cool thing to give someone else’.

“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.

“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. It’s not keeping it [forever] it’s about maybe a cool thing to give someone else.”

NFL Wild Card Round Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
    4:30 p.m. ET | FOX
  • Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars
    8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
    1 p.m. ET | CBS
  • New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
    4:30 p.m. ET | FOX
  • Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
    8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

Monday, Jan. 16

  • Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN, ESPN+

Super Bowl LVII 2023 Odds

Below we have listed the latest odds from the outright Super Bowl betting market on BetOnline, which has experienced a monumental shift in recent weeks after several teams have emerged as serious candidates.

Team Odds Play
Kansas City Chiefs +340 BetOnline logo
Buffalo Bills +410 BetOnline logo
San Francisco 49ers
+475 BetOnline logo
Philadelphia Eagles
+550 BetOnline logo
Cincinnati Bengals
+750 BetOnline logo
Dallas Cowboys
+1400 BetOnline logo
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2000 BetOnline logo
Los Angeles Chargers
+2200 BetOnline logo
Minnesota Vikings
+3300 BetOnline logo
Baltimore Ravens
+4000 BetOnline logo
Jacksonville Jaguars
+4000 BetOnline logo
Miami Dolphins
+5000 BetOnline logo
New York Giants
+6000 BetOnline logo
Seattle Seahawks
+6600 BetOnline logo

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