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The Packers reportedly paid Jaire Alexander rather than risk another Davante Adams situation

The Green Bay Packers didn’t want another Davante Adams situation on their hands. That’s why they made Jaire Alexander the richest defensive back in NFL history.

Alexander signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay through his age 29 season, ESPN first reported. It’s a fitting reward for a player who emerged as an All-Pro in 2020 while giving up a meager 4.7 yards per target. It was also a signal general manager Brian Gutekunst both is, and isn’t, willing to learn from the Packers’ past.

Adams left Wisconsin after eight seasons and five Pro Bowl selections as a Packer.