The Green Bay Packers and Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander have agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension. The deal, which includes a $30 million signing bonus, will keep the defensive back under contract with the NFC North franchise through 2026.
Alexander, 25, joined the Packers as the No. 18 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and was entering the final year of his rookie contract. The 5-foot-10, 196-pound defender totaled 13 tackles, three passes defensed and an interception in 2021. He was named to the Pro Bowl and earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2020. In four seasons, Alexander has 188 total tackles, 44 pass deflections, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
Alexander’s 2021 season was derailed by a shoulder injury that limited him to just four games. He made an appearance in Green Bay’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round, but is expected to be healthy in time for the 2022 season.
The Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings in their first regular-season game at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sept. 11 in Minneapolis.
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