According to ESPN’s Yates Fieldthe Packers converted $11.58 million of left tackle David Bakhtiari’s 2022 compensation into a signing bonus, which created significant cap space for the franchise.
A separate tweet from Tom Silverstein of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Packers created $9.26 million in cap space with the restructuring of Bakhtiari’s contract for 2022.
The Packers entered the offseason with one of the most precarious salary cap situations in the league. With recent reworked deals for defensive tackle Kenny Clark, running back Aaron Jones and now Bakhtiari, Green Bay has cut nearly $23 million from its 2022 salary cap. The Packers still remain around $29 million at the above the ceiling for next season.
More moves are likely to come for Green Bay, as the franchise continues to try to entice quarterback Aaron Rodgers back, and consider a potential contract extension for star receiver Davante Adams.
While an ideal scenario for Green Bay would be to bring Adams back to the team with a contract extension, the most likely scenario at this point is probably to use the franchise tag on Adams, who would earn around $19 million. dollars next season on his year. franchise label contract.
Could an Adams comeback be enough to bring Rodgers back into the fold? Time will tell, but more moves could certainly come as the Packers reshape their finances for the upcoming season.
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