17 Apr 2013
Reportedly the terms are: five years, $66 million, with $31 million of that guaranteed. It will kick in after this coming season.
Pretty much a no-brainer to extend Matthews. What I find more interesting about this is the juxtaposition between what guys like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett got on the free-agent market and Matthews' deal. I don't think either of those players are better than Matthews, but from a risk-management standpoint, would you rather have them at that price?
Here's another (somewhat related) fun read, at the National Football Post, from former agent Jack Bechta on what happened to this year's free-agent class.
5 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2013, 11:40pm by LionInAZ
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.