Packers: Four easiest roster decisions for the defense in 2022

Green Bay Packers, Adrian Amos (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander
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Extend Jaire Alexander

Lombardi Ave’s Daire Carragher wrote a great article on why the Packers need to extend Jaire Alexander’s contract this summer, and there’s really no reason not to do it.

First of all, let’s forget the current salary cap situation and look at the long-term picture. Alexander is 25 years old and one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. It’s hard to find corners as talented as Alexander. When you do find one, you best find a way to keep them on the roster.

At some point over the next year, the Packers are going to need to pay Alexander. He should become one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL, and rightfully so.

Not only would signing Alexander to a long-term extension ensure his future is in Green Bay, but it could also help the team’s salary cap mess in 2022. According to Over The Cap, a contract extension could create as much as $9.8 million on the cap this year. This would be achieved by spreading some of the money across multiple years.

Alexander gets the big contract he deserves. The Packers keep their All-Pro cornerback under contract for multiple years, and they also help their current cap situation. Who says no?