3. Sign Jaire Alexander to an extension
If the Packers can learn something from the Davante Adams situation, it’s to get a new deal done with Jaire Alexander sooner rather than later.
Assuming the Packers plan to have Alexander on the roster beyond 2022, they will need to pay him at some point in the coming months. It may as well be now.
Doing so could actually allow the Packers to lower Alexander’s cap hit for this season. Maybe the team can add an affordable free agent or two with some additional cap space.
Alexander, a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro in 2020, is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and is still only 25 years old.
Green Bay has built one of the NFL’s best secondaries, and Alexander is the star piece and a leader in the defensive backfield. He deserves to become one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL.
Not only do the Packers have the cap space to make it happen, but they can also actually create space for 2022 by giving Alexander an extension.
Getting this deal done soon would be a win-win for everyone. Alexander gets the long-term deal he deserves, the Packers don’t risk losing their All-Pro corner, and they can create some 2022 cap space.