Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/18/13
All-Pro outside linebacker Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to a 5-year contract extension worth an estimated  $66 million, according to Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Matthews tweeted a photo of him signing the new contract, and the team later confirmed the move. "Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "His accomplishments and the example he sets on and off the field will be vital to our continued success. We look forward to the rest of his Packers career." Although the official terms are not in, sources have him collecting $13 million per year, and getting a signing bonus worth $20.5 million, making him the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. Next on the list is inking quarterback Aaron Rodgers to his extension that will reportedly make him the highest-paid QB in the NFL. Reports had both contracts being signed around the same time, so we should expect news about Rodgers really soon.
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