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CBS hires Matthews as Super Bowl analyst

Getting Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to analyze the Super Bowl matchup probably would have been a tough sell.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Just because Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and CBS aren't on good terms apparently doesn't mean the network airing the Super Bowl this year isn't willing to work with other Green Bay players.


CBS announced Thursday afternoon that it has added Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews as a contributing analyst for its Super Bowl pregame coverage.


Rodgers took offense to the piece that CBS aired on its “60 Minutes” program in early November that focused on his sensitive nature and not any of his work with the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer).


Rodgers was part of NBC's Super Bowl coverage last year, but given his rocky relationship with CBS, Rodgers knew he wouldn't be in the same role this year.


"I can say I won't be working for CBS," Rodgers said on his ESPN Wisconsin radio show earlier this week. "Not a huge surprise there, but I won't be working with them."


Aside from being one of the NFL's best pass rushers, Matthews is frequently seen in television commercials. His most notable endorsement deals are with Suave and Gillette. Matthews also has appeared in recent commercial spots for Fathead and Verizon, and he has joined Rodgers for a State Farm advertisement.


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