It's only a matter of time before the Packers quarterback and linebacker each sign huge contracts, and it sounds like they will sign those contracts together.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Matthews' contract is expected to average around $13 million per season, the same average that Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware earned for his big contract. Rodgers is expected to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. It was believed at one point that Matthews was closer to signing a contract than Rodgers, but it's also possible the contracts virtually are done, and the team just is waiting for both players to arrive in town.
Rodgers and Matthews are expected to attend the offseason conditioning program. The Packers have the most talented offense-defense leader combo in the NFL, and Rodgers and Matthews will be paid like it soon enough -- together.