Clay Matthews spent the first 10 years of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. A decade in, and he’s returning to where his career truly took off.
Matthews developed into a first round pick at USC, after joining the program as a walk-on. He’s heading back to his native Los Angeles to play for the Rams.
The Packers have gone under significant roster changes, especially on the defensive side, and overhauled the coaching staff this off-season. The team has signed a few major pass-rushers, so it has seemed like Matthews would be on his way out.
Moments ago it became official.
Clay Matthews announced that he is joining the Los Angeles Rams via Twitter.
He used a photoshop of himself in a Rams uniform in front of the Hollywood Hills.
— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) March 20, 2019
The Rams are coming off of a trip to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the New England Patriots.
Matthews’ production has dipped in recent seasons, but he is still a pretty productive player. Last season, he recorded 43 total tackles, and 3.5 sacks. In total, he has 83.5 career sacks.
The Packers star was a six-time Pro Bowler with the team, and was First Team All-Pro in 2010. That year, he was key in the team’s Super Bowl win.