It must be the day for offensive tackles to sign huge contract extensions. Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews is the latest to do so.
Earlier today, the Tennessee Titans announced they had signed Taylor Lewan to a new deal. Lewan's pact is reported to be the largest in NFL history for an offensive lineman.
Now, Matthews has signed a five-year extension. The 2014 first-round pick was heading into the final year of his rookie deal.
Matthews' reported deal is worth $75 million over five years. That's good enough to put him behind Giants tackle Nate Solder and Lewan as the highest-paid offensive linemen in football.
Matthews has played in 63 games over four seasons with Atlanta, starting all of them. He helped lead the team to the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
Matthews is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews.
He was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.