Packers sign CB Jaire Alexander to contract extension 

All-Pro cornerback has 203 tackles and 54 passes defensed in 48 career games

CB Jaire Alexander

The Green Bay Packers have signed CB Jaire Alexander to a contract extension. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Wednesday.

"We are very excited to be able to come to an agreement that keeps Jaire in Green Bay," said Gutekunst. "He has consistently performed at a high level during his time with the Packers and we look forward to his continued growth as both a player and a leader for this team."

Alexander played in 48 games with 46 starts for the Packers in his first four seasons, posting 203 tackles (151 solo), seven tackles for a loss, 1½ sacks, five interceptions, 54 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2020, becoming the first Green Bay cornerback to earn All-Pro recognition since Charles Woodson in 2011. Alexander was also named to his first Pro Bowl in 2020, joining Herb Adderley (1963) and Willie Buchanon (1973) as the only CBs in team history to make the Pro Bowl in their first three seasons in the league.

Alexander, who was selected by the Packers in the first round (No. 18 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisville, was named to the All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers of America, just the second Green Bay CB to be honored since 1974 (CB Casey Hayward in 2012). Alexander led the team in passes defensed in each of his first three seasons, highlighted by a career-high 23 passes defensed in 2019.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander signing his contract extension.

Take a look at photos of Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander through the years.