Because after Year 3 you have to make a decision whether to offer them an option at $6-$7 million per year. The Packers had to do that with HHCD and now they're stuck with that deal this year. They gambled on Nick Perry and it worked out. If you get a second-rounder, it's a straight four-year deal.
We'll see, won't we. The record this year will say it all.
Not sure that he's injury-riddled. he had a knee injury that cost him four games last year. played in every game the two years before that. Will ask him what the knee injury was when he's on the conference call.
How many corners have 4.38 speed. Doesn't mean that he's going to be a good player, but he's a guy they can play in the slot. They don't have a slot corner right now.
Jaire Alexander is on a conference call now:
JA: I didn't have any contact with the Packers. This caught me by surprise, honestly.
JA: What I know about the Packers is they have one of the best quarterbacks to come through. Not familiar with the scheme just yet.
JA: I can play wherever. I'm comfortable at corner or in the slot. I played about 70% at corner and 30% at nickel. I feel I can play anywhere on the field.
JA: Picked up a blocked field goal and had a hyperextended knee and had a bone bruise. I wasn't healthy all year, but I did what I could to cope with it and I finished the season out.
JA: I still had a solid year. I only gave up five receptions. '16 was definitely my solid year.
JA: I use speed a lot. I definitely rely on my speed and technique. I'm a big believer in heart. If you look at film, I only gave up five passes. My mentality is im going to beat the man in front of me. I don't pay attention to size.
JA: I like to throw off their game. I do a little bit of talking.
JA: I was pretty shocked that the phone rang. But I had just realized they traded up and thought this could be the one.
JA: I'm pretty confident I'll be able to learn the plays and the playbook. As far as playing time, that's wherever it takes me.
JA: We played a bunch of quarters and single high.
Hyperextended knee isn't the worst injury. He had a bone bruise, which isn't uncommon. It's not an ACL or a patellar. Whether there's more to it, I don't know.
Actually, it's quite common. It's the way they keep other teams from knowing who they're going after. It's pretty common for a pick to say he had no contact with the team. I don't know if they interviewed him at the combine. I'll try to find that out.