It’s become apparent that the Packers are getting closer to a new deal for Aaron Rodgers.
But that’s not the only big deal they’re working on.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they’re also approaching a deal with outside linebacker Clay Matthews as well.
Making Rodgers the highest-paid player in the game was termed a “priority” by team president Mark Murphy, but there’s actually more of a time element in play with Matthews.
He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal, and locking him up before then makes sense for both sides. He’s set to make $3.73 million this year, but should push some of the top pass-rusher deals.
Agent David Dunn represents both, and has kept details to a minimum. But it’s clear the Packers are working on getting both deals done soon, making the timing the only question.