According to Bleacher Report, Packers LB Clay Matthews has apparently said that he's earned his new contract. I want to stand by him on that statement, but I can't. I'm not sure any defensive player deserves that much money.
I wouldn't consider this a bad thing to say, but it does sound a little "I'm above you." I mean, does he actually believe he deserves all that money? Because he shouldn't. His numbers have slowly declined in recent years. I think he deserved a new deal, but not one that makes him the highest paid linebacker in the entire league.