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Packers signing safety Xavier McKinney to four-year, $68 million deal

Xavier McKinney

Green Bay’s secondary received an improvement as part of Brian Gutekunst’s hectic Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Packers are anticipated to sign former Giants safety Xavier McKinney to a four-year, $68 million contract, citing a source. With the agreement, Xavier McKinney will have an average yearly value of $17 million, making him the third-highest paid safety in the NFL.

Xavier McKinney leaves the faltering Giants to join the young Packers, who shocked everyone in 2023 by making it all the way to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Although he doesn’t have any playoff awards on his résumé, Pro Football Focus reports that he has a promising future ahead of him when he recorded his best defensive grade of the season in 2023.

By the same measure, Darnell Savage,

who signed a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, is far worse off than Xavier McKinney. PFF reports that in 2023, Xavier McKinney outperformed safety players in the NFL. Including Jessie Bates of Atlanta, Jevon Holland of Miami, and Kyle Hamilton of Baltimore, with the highest coverage grade (91.2). Additionally, he performed significantly better than Savage, who had a grade of 61.7 after playing 10 games.

Xavier McKinney, who ranked ninth among all defensive backs in tackles, can handle playing both pass and run duties. He finished 2023 as one of four defensive backs with more than 115 tackles and more than 10 passes defensed. Giving the Packers another prominent name in a backfield. That also included Jaire Alexander and a well-rounded safety.

Thanks in large part to Jordan Love’s quick improvement in his first year. As a starter while playing on a contract that amounts for just $12.7 million in cap space this season. Green Bay has the luxury of having plenty of money to spend in 2024. Gutekunst is not wasting any time in bolstering the roster of a team that many anticipate could challenge. For the NFC North championship and maybe more in 2024. The Packers signed running back Josh Jacobs to replace the soon-to-be-released Aaron Jones, adding to their busy day on the first day of the 2024 offseason. Additionally, they signed Xavier McKinney.

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