The Green Bay Packers have locked up its premier cornerback for next four years.
General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced Wednesday the organization's signing of Jaire Alexander to a four-year extension. PackersNews.com's Ryan Wood reports that the deal will pay Alexander $84 million over the four years with a record $30 million signing bonus. That makes Alexander the highest-paid cornerback in the year.
Since being drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Alexander has posted 203 tackles (151 solo), seven tackles for a loss, 1½ sacks, five interceptions, 54 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. A shoulder injury kept him out of much of the 2021 campaign.