All off-season long, one of the biggest priorities was keeping Jaire Alexander in Green Bay. On May 16th the Packers locked up the superstar cornerback. This solidified that Jaire would be in Green Bay through at least the 2026 season. Jaire Alexander has often received admiration from players and fans about his game. This week was no different as DK Metcalf had some pretty high praise for the star cornerback. ]
DK Metcalf’s Comments on Jaire Alexander:
DK Metcalf told Kevin Hart that Jaire Alexander is one of the three cornerbacks who give him the “most trouble” on the field. In order, Metcalf listed Jalen Ramsey, Alexander and Xavien Howard. That company makes sense as all three have been all-pros at least once within the last two years.
Looking at the numbers, it makes sense that Metcalf would list Jaire Alexander. The lone time that they played against each other Alexander held DK Metcalf to four receptions for 59 yards and zero touchdowns. That was in January 2020 in the divisional round of the playoffs. However that has been the only meeting between the two elite players. Last season, the Packers held Metcalf to just 26 yards on three catches during a 17-0 shutout at Lambeau Field. Alexander was out with an injury during that game.
DK Trade Rumors?
Earlier this offseason, trade rumors surrounding the 24-year-old receiver swirled but they have since died off since the draft passed, even as Metcalf has yet to get his new big-money contract. Metcalf is slated to earn $3.986 million in base salary in 2022, the fourth and final year of his rookie deal. With massive deals being shelled out to receivers this offseason like Davante Adams, D.J. Moore, Tyreek Hill and A.J. Brown, Metcalf awaits his payday.