Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made headlines after Sunday’s Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions by refusing to exchange jerseys with rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams.
The Packers dropped a heartbreaker by a final score of 20-16 in a must-win game at Lambeau Field. With the loss, the 8-9 Packers missed out on the postseason for the first time in four years, allowing the Seattle Seahawks to squeak in as the NFC’s final playoff team.
It’s common for players on opposing teams to give jerseys after games, but the four-time league MVP curiously didn’t want to do so with Detroit’s rookie receiver.
In his post-game press conference, Rodgers was asked about his refusal to give the jersey away to Williams. The 39-year-old Rodgers claimed that he prefers to keep some “special” jerseys for himself, adding that he will eventually send one to Williams.
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When a reporter asked Rodger “what was special about this” specific jersey, Rodgers cited that it was a Week 18 game at Lambeau Field.
It’s easy to wonder if this is the final game of Rodgers’ historic NFL career. If it is, then that game-worn jersey will likely end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only time will tell what’s next in store for Rodgers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.