As the afternoon rolls along, we're getting details of the terms of the contract extension that Clay Matthews signed today with the Green Bay Packers.
With $3.73M left on his rookie deal and folded in, Clay Matthews' deal will come to about $69.73M over 6. Percy Harvin's 6-year take: $67M.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 17, 2013
That's a lot of cash, Clay. And if you were wondering how much of it he's likely to get in 2013, here you go:
Clay Matthews will get paid $22 million by the end of 2013. A total of $27 million in the next 12 months.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 17, 2013
Yikes. Then there's the big phrase nowadays, "guaranteed money", which means more than the maximum value of the contract. In this case, Matthews continues to clean up:
Numbers not precise but not far off: Matthews deal worth about $65 million in new money, including about $31 million gtd.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2013
That's a lot of green going to the best defender on the green and gold.