Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Associated Press source: Jenkins extends contract with Packers for 4 years

Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Green Bay worth at least $68 million, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.

Jenkins’ contract has a base value of $68 million and can go up to $74 million. The original contract of the player selected in the second round of the 2019 draft expired at the end of this season.

NFL Network and ESPN were the first outlets to report on the contract extension.

Jenkins, 26, has established himself as one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the NFL. A 2020 Pro Bowl selection, Jenkins has started every position on the offensive line except when assigned at right guard.

Jenkins primarily plays left guard, but played at left tackle for eight games last season in place of the injured David Bakhtiari. Jenkins appeared in just eight of those games last season before a torn ACL sidelined him for the season.

Jenkins missed the Packers’ opener this season due to a knee injury, but has since started 12 games. He started at right tackle in his first five games before switching to left guard for the last seven games.

He has started at left guard 33 times in his career, eight at left tackle, six at right tackle and three at center.

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