Morgan Burnett, Green Bay Packers Agree to New Deal

July 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers and safety Morgan Burnett have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep the 24-year-old in Green Bay through the 2017 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. 
The new deal is worth $24.75 million (up to $26 million with incentives) and has $8.25 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports later reported that the $8.25 million is in the form of a signing bonus, while Burnett will earn $15 million in the deal's first two seasons. 
Burnett, a third-round pick of the Packers in 2010, was entering the final year of his rookie contract, which was scheduled to pay him just $1.323 million in base salary. He'll now make roughly $26 million over the next five years, with the extension running out following the 2017 season. 
The total money will put Burnett just outside the top 10 safeties in average salary over the length of the deal, per Spotrac.
Despite turning just 24 in January, Burnett has sta...

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