Adrian Amos, S
Four years, $37 million including $11 million signing bonus
Let’s keep things chronological. Green Bay’s first target is a 25-year-old safety with a knack for getting to the ball, Adrian Amos.
His “playmaker” stat lines aren’t mind blowing, registering three INTs, three forced fumbles and one defensive TD across his first four years, but his body of work is most impressive when you take the time to review the tape. It’s there you’ll find he isn’t called “Smash” Amos for nothing.
Amos never shies from contact, he always looks to arrive violently and play smart. He wraps up his tackles and makes the right moves at the right times.
By that, I mean he understands his size and his range. Amos will effectively tackle, but won’t try to square up on a tight end, and he will deliver the boom to anybody of similar or smaller size.
It will be a welcome change from Kentrell Brice, who had trouble staying on the field due to his penchant for bad tackling and fragile nature.
Amos has played in 60 of 64 possible games in his career. His durability will be much appreciated with a franchise that has been potentially the most snakebitten by injuries since the Super Bowl XLV title.
Combine all of this with the fact that this contract is surprisingly affordable, it’s at a position of extreme need, Amos is coming from the division rival Chicago Bears, and you have the closest possible example of the perfect signing for this offseason.