Contract extensions for Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers expected to be announced soon, and simultaneously.
As the Packers start their off-season workout this week, many believe that the contract extensions of Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews are near-complete, and the team may announce both deals at the same time.
Tom SIlverstein of the Milwaukee Sentenial-Journal has reported that the contracts are almost complete, with general manager Ted Thompson waiting for the players to return to the teams facilities to finalise the deals and announce the contracts.
Aaron Rodgers is widely expected to become the highest paid player in NFL history, a title deserving of a player who has won a Super Bowl MVP award as well as league MVP during his time with the team.
Locking down the most important part of your franchise to a multi-year contract has been imperative this off-season for the Packers, and they seem to set to do that with a year remaining on his current one.
The re-signing of Clay Matthews is another big coup for the NFC North team. Matthews is the cornerstone of their defence, and is arguably the best outside linebacker in the league right now.
Making sure the 26-year old is still playing on the teams defence is a big coup for the team, as they look to improve the unit by building around the stud defender.
it seems set that the Packers will be competitors for a long time, and with Rodgers and Matthews on the roster, more Super Bowls seem likely to be coming Green Bay’s way.