Former Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. The deal is reported to be worth $30 million. Bulaga’s tenure in Green Bay had been up for debate ever since the end of the season.
Bulaga was drafted by the Packers with the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 draft. He made an immediate impact, playing in all 16 games as a rookie and helped the Packers win the Super Bowl. In 2011, he was named Second Team All Pro despite playing in only 12 games.
The right tackle built a reputation as one of the best offensive linemen in the game while healthy. Unfortunately, health always seemed to be a concern for him. Bulaga only played all 16 games three times during his nine years in Green Bay, including last season.
Despite the injuries, Bulaga was always considered to be a fan-favorite in Green Bay, and many are questioning the decision to not bring him back. The Packers signed Ricky Wagner, a former Badger, to replace Bulaga. Wagner’s contract is much more affordable to the cap-conscious Packers. He is due to make only $11 million over two seasons, almost as much as Bulaga will make in one season with the Chargers.
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