Report: Packers make David Bakhtiari highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history

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The Green Bay Packers and left tackle David Bakhtiari agreed to a four-year contract extension, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

The deal will pay Bakhtiari a $23 million base salary and is worth up to $105.5 in new money with $62.8 million guaranteed, according to the report. The contract comes with a $30 million bonus and extends Bakhtiari through the 2024 season.

Bakhtiari was playing on the final year of his previous deal.

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers celebrates his touchdown run with David Bakhtiari during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
Aaron Rodgers is surely pleased about the David Bakhtiari news. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Green Bay locks up Aaron Rodgers’ top protector

Bakhtiari, 29, is in his eighth season with the Packers protecting Aaron Rodgers’ blind side. He was named All-Pro in 2018 and has been named to the Pro Bowl two times.

News of Bakhtiari’s new deal broke as the Packers wrapped a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve to 7-2.

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