Thursday, March 9, 2017
Clay Matthews, Jr. - An All-Time Underrated Cleveland Browns Great
Paul Eckert resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he operates Family Financial Centers as its founder and CEO. The company stands out for holding an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Outside of work, Paul Eckert is an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns are one of the oldest franchises of the National Football League, with many storied players having donned the uniform throughout the years. Names such as Jim Brown and Bernie Kosar often spring to mind in conversations about all-time great Browns, but there are other players who have made significant contributions, even though they are sometimes overlooked by the public. Clay Matthews, Jr., is one of them.
For 16 seasons, Matthews was a mainstay on the Browns’ defense as a linebacker and defensive end. The fact that he lasted for so long in one of football’s most physically demanding positions is alone worthy of praise, but that he did so as a relatively undersized athlete makes the feat even more impressive. He lined up at nearly every linebacker position and racked up more than 1,400 tackles, 62 sacks, and 14 interceptions during his career in Cleveland.