The Green Bay Packers have started their season in less-than-ideal fashion.
After beating the Chicago Bears in Week 1, the Packers have struggled in the weeks to follow and now find themselves with a 2-5 record.
While fans haven’t been happy about the team’s performances thus far, a recent contract extension has given them a reason to celebrate.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Packers extended Rashan Gary for four years on a contract that is worth north of $107 million.
The #Packers and star pass-rusher Rashan Gary have agreed to terms on 4-year, $96M extension in new money — $107,532,706 overall — with a signing bonus of $34,636,928. The former first-rounder has recovered nicely from an ACL tear and is one of the league’s most disruptive… pic.twitter.com/MBbzs2aOJC
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2023
As Rapoport mentions, Gary has returned from an ACL tear performing as well, if not better than he did pre-injury.
While there are a lot of unknowns for the Packers moving forward, fans can take solace in the fact that Gary will be tied to the team for the foreseeable future.
He is a budding defensive star, someone that the Packers can build around on that side of the ball.
The Packers defense has been one of the major questions throughout the year, particularly regarding Joe Barry’s role as the DC.
Gary has seemingly risen above what many analysts consider poor coaching by Barry.
If a new DC is named for the 2024 season, there’s no telling how well this unit can perform in the future.
For now, Packers fans know that Gary is here, which might be enough to get them through the rest of the season.
The offensive side of the ball has faced their own set of struggles throughout the year, leaving a lot of unanswered questions for that unit as well.NEXT: Rich Eisen Sends A Message To Packers Fans About Jordan Love