The Green Bay Packers and offensive lineman David Bakhtiari agreed to a four-year, $105.5 million extension on Sunday.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the contract includes a record $30 million signing bonus, along with an additional $30-plus million coming in March for roster bonuses over the course of the next 28 months, as well as a guaranteed $62.8 million before the end of 2022.
Bakhtiari becomes the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history and stays in Green Bay through the 2024 season. The four-time All-Pro doubled his prior extension with the Packers which was four-year, $48 million and included $16.7 million guaranteed with a $15 million signing bonus in 2016.
A primary protector of QB Aaron Rodgers, Bakhtiari returned to action on Sunday after missing the past three games with a chest injury. The Packers came back after being down late for a 24-20 win over the Jaguars and improved to a NFC North best 7-2 on the season.
The former Colorado Buffaloes standout has played all eight years of his NFL career in Green Bay. He was a fourth round selection (109th overall) by the Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is considered by one of the best, if not the very best, offensive linemen in the NFL.