Packers Contract Extensions: Timeframe for Rodgers and Dollar Value for Matthews Reported

Ronald Martinez

Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport were at it again today, breaking news on both of the big upcoming Packers contracts within minutes of each other.

Within the span of a few minutes this afternoon, news Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com traded tweets discussing the big elephants in the Packers' front office this off-season: Aaron Rodgers' and Clay Matthews' contracts.

First up was Schefter, who dropped some dollar values on us in regards to Clay Matthews' contract:

So if we say Clay gets $13 million per year and Rodgers will get something around $22 million per year...that is a total of $35 million annually for two players. Please excuse me while I get a migraine thinking about the salary cap implications of all this.

Just a few minutes later, Rapoport piggybacked on Schefter by throwing this little tidbit out there:

That confirms that $13 million is the minimum that Matthews will end up getting. So he's got that going for him, which is nice. Rapoport's other interesting comment from this afternoon then gets into the timing of the other big contract:

Well, if that's what Aaron Rodgers wants, I'm going out on a limb to say that's what he's going to get. The Packers are already willing to make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, so I don't expect too many more hurdles need to be overcome, even if they are $2 million per year apart.

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