After one season on his two-year contract, former Green Bay Packers great Clay Matthews has been released by the Los Angeles Rams, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Matthews started 13 games for the Rams last season, recording 8 sacks. Following a disappointing 2018 season, the Green Bay Packers released him, making way for them to sign Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith.
When this news broke, of course, Packer fans immediately took to Twitter to call for a possible return to Titletown. Is a reunion between the The Claymaker and Green Bay Packers possible?
According to Tom Silverstein, when Clay Matthews was released in 2019, he had every intention of coming back to the Packers. The Packers are looking to add depth at the linebacker position, particularly inside linebacker, although Matthews has spent most of his career on the outside. In order for him to come back to the Packers, it may require a compromise on his side to move back into the middle of the defense. Another tough decision would be whether he could wear 52 again, seeing as current Packer Rashan Gary currently has it.
Clay Matthews is the Green Bay Packers all-time sack leader with 83.5. Matthews retiring in Green and Gold could make sense for both sides, as well as please many Packers fans.