A possible Aaron Rodgers retirement is already being debated on social media and the airwaves this morning. Of course, this is because the Green Bay Packers have been eliminated from playoff contention. As everyone knows by now, they fell to the Detroit Lions, at Lambeau Field, 20-16 on Sunday night. Afterwards, there were plenty of questions asked. Some were answered, but others, well, are going to need some time in order to be answered. One of these concerns the future of their Hall of Fame quarterback. Steve Czaban, on his show on 97.3 The Game, discussed Aaron Rodgers’ final press conference at length.
Aaron Rodgers Final Press Conference (Of the Season)
After the Packers’ loss to the lions, Aaron Rodgers faced the cameras. Of course, questions concerning his future were among those asked to the future Hall of Fame quarterback. In particular, his last answer left many wondering if this was, indeed, the final game of his career.
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In this question, Aaron Rodgers was asked that if this was his final game, what he would miss the most. After some lighthearted jokes aimed at a few Packers beat writers, Rodgers said, “I’ll miss the guys. I’ll miss the fans.” He then offered a soft and brief “Thank you,” and exited the pressroom.
What Does Matt LaFleur Think of a Possible Aaron Rodgers Retirement?
When asked about a possible Aaron Rodgers retirement, head coach Matt LaFleur said that “In my heart,” he believes Rodgers will return to the Packers in 2023. However, he also acknowledged that the only person who can make that decision is Aaron Rodgers himself.
A Possible Aaron Rodgers Retirement Has Split Packers Fans
In question of whether an Aaron Rodgers retirement will (or should) happen after this game has divided Green Bay Packers fans. Some, as highlighted on the Steve Czaban Show, believe that Rodgers’ comments at the end of his press conference indicate that he has played his last game, at least for the Packers. Others on Twitter believe he should retire because they are displeased with his performance all season long. Indeed, Rodgers’ performance, especially in the fourth quarter of one-score games, were not up to the standards he created and set for himself.
Others, on the other hand, want Rodgers to come back in 2023 because they believe he gives the Packers their best chance to win now. Of course, if he does this, that will create many other questions surrounding backup quarterback Jordan Love.
One thing is for certain: there will be no answer to the question of an Aaron Rodgers retirement coming quickly. As always, Rodgers will weigh his options and come to a decision when he knows he is 100% either way.