Report: Jaire Alexander signs new four-year deal with Packers, includes record signing bonus

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Another Packers star is sticking around.

Cornerback Jaire Alexander signed a four-year extension with the team valued at $84 million, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus, a record for a defensive back. Alexander would have entered the final year of his rookie contract this year. The extension also makes him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive back.

Alexander’s extension comes about two months after quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he would be staying in Green Bay. He reportedly signed a 4-year, $200 million contract that would make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

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Drafted by the Packers in the first round in 2018, Alexander has become a staple of the team’s secondary since his rookie season. He started every game in 2019 and 2020, amassing 90 regular-season solo tackles over that stretch.

Alexander’s 2021 season was limited by a shoulder injury, but in the four games that he did play in the regular season, he grabbed an interception and 13 total tackles.

The Packers are still a few months away from returning to the field, but their schedule was revealed last week.

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The 2022 season features some intriguing matchups, including former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s return to Lambeau Field and a special trip to London. Green Bay starts the regular season with an NFC North matchup in Minnesota against the Vikings.