Breaking Down Morgan Burnett’s Impact in Green Bay Packers’ Defense

July 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Reliable. Stability. Leadership. 
These are the words that best describe safety Morgan Burnett's impact on the defense of the Green Bay Packers, both now and in the future. 
The Packers smartly ensured Burnett would be a part of that future this week. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the two sides agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million extension that will keep Burnett in Green Bay through the 2017 season. 
Before the deal, the 24-year-old Burnett was scheduled to enter the final year of his rookie contract. The Packers now have an important piece of the defensive side locked up for the foreseeable future. 
Through three NFL seasons, Burnett has been one of the team's most reliable defenders. 
After missing 12 games with a torn ACL during his rookie season, the former third-round pick in 2010 has gone on to start every game for the Packers in both 2011 and 2012. Including playoffs, Burnett has started 35 straight contests. <...

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