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Packers Sign Xavier McKinney

The Green Bay Packers don’t seem to want to stop making moves. With a very pressing need at safety, the team agreed to terms with former Giants safety Xavier McKinney. The deal is for four years and is worth $68 million. Green Bay was in desperate need of a safety with significant contributors such as Darnell Savage, Jonathan Owens, and Rudy Ford all hitting free agency.

McKinney is just 24 years of age but has already played four NFL seasons. He was one of the youngest options on the market, yet he is very experienced. The former Alabama star is coming off of a career year where he set career-highs in tackles (116), pass deflections (11), and blitzes (42). He was one of three safeties to record 115+ tackles and 10+ pass deflections last season. The former national champion is an ascending player that will be a great piece for new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley.

Keep in mind that Green Bay did something similar prior to the 2019. They signed then-free agent safety Adrian Amos and drafted then-rookie Darnell Savage. Both would go on to play four years together in Green Bay. Perhaps, the Packers will look to draft another safety in the first round of the draft.

Regardless, Green Bay is wasting no time making moves to address cap concerns and position needs. GM Brian Gutekunst is straying away from Green Bay’s usual method of building through the draft. This particular offseason, it appears as though Green Bay will be building through both free agency and the draft.


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