Packers: Four easiest roster decisions for the defense in 2022
Extend Adrian Amos
Adrian Amos has quietly been one of the Packers’ best defensive players over the past three seasons. He doesn’t get a lot of attention due to not making many highlight-reel plays — although he has two interceptions in each of the past three seasons — but he’s consistent and always plays at a high level.
Amos still has many great seasons ahead of him and he’s only 28 years old. Entering a contract year in 2022, the Packers should look to extend his deal this summer. Like with Jaire Alexander, giving Amos an extension now is a good move for both this season and beyond.
Per Spotrac, Amos will have a cap hit of $11.98 million in 2022. A contract extension could help lower that cap hit while also ensuring one of the Packers’ best defensive players remains under contract beyond next season.
According to Over The Cap, a contract extension for Amos could create $5.1 million in cap space for 2022.
Again, this move makes sense for everyone involved. Amos gets a long-term deal, the Packers get to keep one of their best defensive players for multiple years, and they also lower his 2022 cap hit by doing so.
When GM Brian Gutekunst looks at ways to get under the salary cap, extending Amos’ contract should be near the top of the list.