With Matthews Deal Done, Packers Turning Attention To Rodgers

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

After the Packers agreed Wednesday to terms with OLB Clay Matthews on a five-year, $66 million contract extension through 2018, it appears the team will now shift it’s attention to QB Aaron Rodgers new deal.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Matthews got roughly $31 million guaranteed, which is $9 million less than DeMarcus Ware received in 2009. It speaks to the ongoing market reset in the NFL. The deal could includes a fairly sizable 2013 cap hit, as the Pack have worked diligently to keep space open this season.

Next on the docket for Green Bay is Rodgers, who is believed to be wanting around $25 million per year on his extension

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