Packers Sign S Morgan Burnett to Contract Extension

The Packers can scratch one of their off season to do’s off their list.

Per Ian Rapoport, the Packers have signed S Morgan Burnett to a 4 year contract extension worth $24.75 million, with $8.25 guaranteed.

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Burnett, entering his 4th season in 2013, was originally drafted in the third round in the 2010 draft.

The 2011 and 2012 seasons saw Burnett rack up 230 total tackles, along with 5 interceptions.

In 2012, Burnett was one of only two players in the NFL (James Laurinaitis of the St. Louis Rams being the other) to play every defensive snap during the season.

This extension, along with the one remaining year on his rookie deal, ensures Burnett will be under contract for the Packers until the 2017 season.

 

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  • Ross Uglem

    I gotta say I’m pretty geeked. Burnett is a young player with a lot of ability. Leroy Butler, Darren Sharper, and Nick Collins all made the Pro Bowl in their 4th seasons and I really think that could be a possibility for Morgan Burnett. Also, check this out:

    http://www.spotrac.com/premium/research/nfl/contract-forecast-morgan-burnett-354/

    Market value for Burnett’s extension was pegged at 4 years $32.1 million. 4/$24.75 is a steal. I couldn’t tell you whether Ted and Russ Ball are excellent negotiators or whether the culture of winning in Green Bay is how guys like Burnett and Nelson sign these below market deals to stay Packers, but I think it’s fantastic.