Clay Matthews has spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. After the team decided not to re-up with the linebacker, Matthews moved on...to an NFC contender.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Matthews has signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams.
In terms of money, Matthews did quite well for himself. The veteran linebacker will earn $16.75 million over the next two years.
Two-year deal for LB Clay Matthews with the #Rams worth a max of $16.75 million, source says. He had more lucrative offers on the table but he just welcomed his third child and really wanted to play close to home. Plus, a shot at another ring doesn’t hurt.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 20, 2019
Matthews will provide Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips with yet another pass-rushing option to go alongside Aaron Donald and Dante Fowler Jr.
In case you may have forgotten, Matthews is a California kid. He played collegiate ball with the USC Trojans at the L.A. Coliseum, which is where the Rams currently reside. Not only that, but Matthews lives minutes away from the Rams facility, making it an easy decision in terms of his family and his commute.
The Rams have taken a page out of the New England Patriots playbook, in which they wait things out, and work out a deal with savvy, veteran players to add experience to their roster.
Matthews is coming home to Hollywood, where he hopes to add yet another Lombardi Trophy to his resume.