As first reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement with former Chicago Bears starting safety Adrian Amos. The Packers will keep Amos in the NFC North on a deal that has been reported to be worth $37 million with $21 million coming in the first two years.
Coming out of Penn State in the 2015 NFL draft, the fifth round pick enjoyed his most productive season last year. He racked up a combined 73 tackles, nine pass deflections, added two interceptions along with one sack. Amos has shown great durability in his four-year career with Chicago, only missing a total of four games.
The Packers entered free agency with a desperate need at safety. Bringing in Adrian Amos will help fill a big hole and help remake Mike Pettine’s defense. Since 2016, Pro Football Focus (PFF) has had Amos ranked as the fourth overall safety (90.7), just behind Earl Thomas (91.9), Harrison Smith (91.3), and Eddie Jackson (91.1). It’s obvious that Green Bay saw enough out of Amos the last four years to pursue him to help shore up their secondary.
The years of staying dormant during free agency are over for Packers fans. Bringing in Adrian Amos along with Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith will help bolster and improve their defense. On the offensive side of the ball, adding former Denver Broncos OL Billy Turner will help keep Aaron Rodgers comfortable in the pocket.