Packers Were Wrong to Give Away Clay Matthews' Number This Quickly That is some cold shit right there. You can't tell me the Packers did this by accident. What did Clay Matthews do to deserve that slap in the face. Out of respect for a great franchise player, if you don't retire his number you just wait a season or 2 before giving it away. Even if the Packers were out of numbers and were in a bind ...they could have done something to show more respect. What were the Packers so pissed off about that they would do this? Rumor has it Matthews even went back to the Packers to Match an offer that was 10 millions less than what he asked them for. .