Report: Packers, left tackle Bakhtiari agree to contract extension
Story By Andrew Goldstein
Regional Sports Published 11/15/2020 3:00PM, Last Updated 11/15/2020 3:57PM
Green Bay - NBC's Pro Football Talk reports that the Packers and all-pro left tackle David Bakhtiari have agreed to a four-year contract extension.
Bakhtiari's deal has a new money value of $23 million per year and up to $105.5 million in total new money per PFT, making Bakhtiari the highest-paid offensive lineman in league history.
"To have that monetary validation for all of the hard work I've put in really meant a lot," Bakhtiari said. "I always wanted to say that I'm the highest paid offensive lineman in the league and today I get to say that."
The 28-year-old left tackle is in the final year of a four-year, $48 million deal with the Packers. He would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season without an extension.
"Negotiations can get pretty heated and it really came down to the wire," Bakhtiari said. "It was about 11:00 (p.m.) by the time I signed on the dotted line."
Bakhtiari has made four consecutive all-pro teams.