Packers five highest-paid players for the 2022 season

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Who are the Packers’ five highest-paid players in 2022?

The Green Bay Packers had a busy offseason getting under the salary cap.

Green Bay has a championship-level roster, which is great, but it also means the team has limited salary cap resources. They have to pay their top players.

The Packers have a number of key players on big deals, but who will earn the most money in 2022?

Here are the Packers’ five highest-paid players in the 2022 season based on cash payout. The contract information in this article is according to Spotrac.

1. Aaron Rodgers, QB

Total 2022 cash: $42 million

No surprise who is at No. 1. The back-to-back MVP signed a contract extension to stay in Green Bay this offseason, and it is well deserved.

This season, Aaron Rodgers has a base salary of $1.15 million with a signing bonus of $24.48 million.

Giving Rodgers a new deal helped the Packers lower his cap hit for 2022, which is $28.53 million.

2. Jaire Alexander, CB

Total 2022 cash: $31.08 million

Jaire Alexander recently became the highest-paid defensive back in the NFL, and he will earn over $31 million this season.

Again, the contract structure allowed the Packers to keep Alexander’s cap hit for 2022 relatively low at just $7.08 million.

However, this will jump up to $20 million next year and continue to rise through 2026.

3. David Bakhtiari, OT

Total 2022 cash: $18.55 million

David Bakhtiari is one of the league’s best tackles and will earn over $18 million in 2022.

His salary cap hit is only $13.42 million but will rise to $29.07 million in 2023 and $32.97 million in 2024. It won’t be surprising if the Packers restructure his deal or work out an extension in the future to lower his upcoming cap hits.

4. De’Vondre Campbell, ILB

Total 2022 cash: $16.24 million

This time last year, De’Vondre Campbell was a free agent still waiting to sign with a new team.

Twelve months on, Campbell is a first-team All-Pro with the Packers and recently signed a new five-year deal worth $50 million.

Campbell will earn over $16 million this season, although his cap hit is a manageable $4.2 million. His cap hit comes from a $1.05 million base salary, $3 million signing bonus, $141,176 roster bonus, and $50,000 workout bonus.

5. Kenny Clark, DT

Total 2022 cash: $15.87 million

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark will earn just under $16 million this season.

His cap hit for 2022 is just $9.98 million, in large part to a base salary of $1.04 million. Compare that to a cap hit of $23.97 million and base salary of $13 million in 2023.

Clark is entering the prime of his career and still has three years remaining on his contract.