Rashan Gary contract details: Former North Jersey star signs huge extension with Packers

Former North Jersey star Rashan Gary signed a massive contract extension with the Green Bay Packers on Monday, he announced via X (formerly Twitter).

Gary and the Packers agreed to a four-year extension worth $107 million, which comes with a $34.6 million signing bonus. It makes one of the NFL’s most disruptive defenders one of its most well-paid players, as well.



“Thanks to everyone in the Green Bay Packers organization,” Gary wrote in the announcement. “My family business team, NFL, friends (and) supporters for taking this ride with me.”

Rashan Gary contract details

Gary’s contract extension is worth $107 million over four years, resulting in an average annual value (AAV) of $26.75 million. The deal also comes with a $34.6 million signing bonus.

Rashan Gary stats

The 25-year-old pass rusher hasn’t missed a beat since tearing his ACL last November: He has 4.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits so far in the 2023 NFL season. Indeed, Gary has been one of the Packers’ best players since being selected 12th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has 149 total tackles, 27 sacks and 62 quarterback hits in four-plus seasons.

Gary was the highest-ranked recruit ever out of Paramus Catholic, according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings. He played from 2016-18 at Michigan, where he recorded 9.5 sacks and 119 total tackles in his career and was named the most athletic player in the country. The recruiting site also ranked him the top-overall prospect of the 2016 recruiting class.

Highest-paid defensive players in the NFL

Gary’s contract extension also sees him become one of the highest-paid players in the NFL (on the defensive side of the ball, at least) in terms of total value and average annual value. Details as to any guarantees beyond his $34.6 million signing bonus were not immediately reported.

Players ranked by AAV

Player Team Total value Guarantees AAV
Nick Bosa 49ers $170M $122.5M $34M
Aaron Donald Rams $95M $65M $31.67M
T.J. Watt Steelers $112M $80M $28M
Joey Bosa Chargers $135M $102M $27M
Rashan Gary Packers $107M $26.75M
Myles Garrett Browns $125M $100M $25M
Quinnen Williams Jets $96M $66M $24M
Khalil Mack Chargers $141M $90M $23.5M
Jeffery Simmons Titans $94M $59.33M $23.5M
Maxx Crosby Raiders $94M $53M $23.5M
Daron Payne Commanders $90M $60M $22.5M

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