Green Bay Packers don’t have to worry about their offensive line for years to come. Because they will have All-Pro offensive tackle David Bakhtiari manning it until at least 2025.
Packers announced on Sunday that Bakhtiari inked a new four-contract extension with the team. This almost certainly ensures that the 29-year-old player will spend his entire career with the franchise that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Reportedly, David Bakhtiari’s new deal is worth $103.5 million and comes with a $30 million signing bonus. He can earn a further $2 million based on various incentives.
With this new deal and $23 million average annual salary, Bakhtiari now becomes the highest-paid OL player in the NFL. He jumped over Houston Texans’ Laremy Tunsil, who signed a three-year, $66 million contract extension with $22 million a year salary back in April.
“That is something special that I’ve been chasing really ever since I got in the league,” said Bakhtiari off the deal. “I have goals, very lofty ones, and I always wanted to say that I was the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, and today I get to say that.”
Bakhtiari took over the left tackle position for the Packers as a rookie in 2013 and never looked back. He earned two Pro Bowl nods since, while having an All-Pro selection in each of the past four years.