Last week, the Green Bay Packers made some pretty big headlines in the state of Wisconsin by signing safety Jonathan Owens. The reason for all of the excitement surrounding the news was twofold. First, Owens’ wife, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, asked for recommendations for what to do in Green Bay. This led to Molly Crosby, the wife of Packers all-time leading scorer Mason Crosby, to reveal that the kicker was done in Green Bay. It also meant that the Packers had unofficially closed the door on brining back safety Adrian Amos.
Why Didn’t the Green Bay Packers Re-Sign Adrian Amos?
There is no question that Amos was one of the most popular players on the team, both among fans and his fellow players. After all, he was voted team captain again last year and spoken of highly by teammates and coaches. Unfortunately, his play continued to decline last season as he gave up a career-worst 8.6 yards per target and 12.2 yards per completion. Opposing quarterbacks also had a 107.7 passer rating when targeting Amos.
Despite the decline in play, due to the Packers’ lack of depth at the safety position, the team most likely would have been willing to re-sign him. The only problem is that Green Bay’s salary cap in 2023 would not allow them to pay Amos what he is worth.
Jonathan Owens’ Contract Details with the Green Bay Packers Revealed
That is where the Jonathan Owens contract kicks in. While Amos would have been somewhat expensive, Owens has signed for one year at the veteran’s minimum salary, $1.01 million.
#Packers one-year contract for veteran safety Jonathan Owens: $1.01 million. Started every game last season for #Texans and recorded 125 tackles and one sack.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 17, 2023
In other words, Owens is currently a short-term answer at the safety position. However, it would be thrilling to see him elevate his game and turn this opportunity into a long-term contract.
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