Three years, $16.5 million ($7.25 million guaranteed)
A three-year starter in the Green Bay Packers offense, left guard Lane Taylor was given a contract extension in 2017. But with two years still remaining on the contract, the Packers will be hoping Taylor bounces back after a disappointing season in 2018.
According to Over The Cap, Taylor’s average salary is the 13th highest among left guards in the NFL. And let’s not forget that ahead of training camp, it’s no guarantee Taylor will even be a starter at guard in Matt LaFleur’s offense. Taylor should be considered the favorite to win the job at left guard, but there will be competition this summer.
The Packers signed Billy Turner in free agency in March, who has NFL experience playing at both guard positions. They then continued to strengthen at the guard position by selecting Elgton Jenkins in the second round. It’s not completely out of the question that Turner and Jenkins could be the two starters at guard in Week 1.
At $5.48 million, Taylor’s cap hit for 2019 is the 12th highest on the roster. That’s higher than Turner’s cap hit for this season. For comparison, new signings Preston Smith ($6 million) and Adrian Amos ($5.9 million) only have slightly higher cap hits this year.