Green Bay Packers: 3 Bold Predictions for Clay Matthews in 2018

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Clay Matthews has been considered one of the NFL’s most dangerous pass rushing threats since coming into the NFL back in the 2009 season. Since that time, the Green Bay Packers have seen their star linebacker carry their defense. He has become one of the faces of the Packers along with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Unfortunately for Matthews and the Packers, the star linebacker has also had injury issues. He has been forced to miss time and play banged up more than most players have to. That has slowed him down over the past few seasons in particular.

Last season with the Packers, Matthews ended up recording 44 total tackles to go along with 8.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and two defended passes. The numbers were a step up from his 2016 season, but there are still plenty of ways that he could continue improving his statistics in 2018.

Green Bay is hoping to get back to Super Bowl contention in 2018 after missing the playoffs last year. Rodgers missed the majority of the season due to a broken collarbone, but the Packers are not happy about missing the postseason. If the Packers want to contend for a Super Bowl this year, they are going to need a healthy and productive version of Matthews.

All of that being said, what three bold predictions can be made for Matthews heading into the 2018 NFL season?

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