Mere minutes after news broke that the Green Bay Packers landed a top free-agent pass rusher, the team has doubled down in free agency. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Packers are signing another high-profile free agent: this time it’s safety Adrian Amos.
Amos’ contract is a four-year deal worth $37 million with $21 million to be paid out in the first two seasons, per Ian Rapaport of NFL Network.
This move helps the Packers at a critical area of need, but it also hurts a divisional rival, as Amos had played for the Chicago Bears over the last four years. The Bears drafted Amos out of Penn State in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he has been a full-time starter since his rookie year. Amos has three interceptions in his career (all coming in the last two years), three forced fumbles, and two sacks. Given the flurry of safeties coming off the market on Monday, Amos was probably the second-best player remaining at the position, behind Earl Thomas.
Amos fills a huge need at safety for the Packers. He had a solid performance at the 2015 NFL Combine, with a 4.56-second 40-yard dash and very good times in agility drills (4.03-second short shuttle and 7.09-second 3-cone).