After securing two disruptive pass rushers in Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith, the Green Bay Packers continue to strengthen their 22nd ranked scoring defense from last season with the signing of Adrian Amos. The Packers lured away Amos from their rival Chicago Bears with a 4-year, $37 million deal, $21 million of which will be earned in the first two years of the deal, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The #Packers are signing former #Bears S Adrian Amos to a 4-year deal worth $37M, source said. He gets $21M in the first two years.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
Coming off of a tumultuous season that resulted in the Packers’ first consecutive playoff seasons since 2005-06, first year general manager Brian Gutekunst has focused on building a dominant defense to support Aaron Rodgers in the twilight years of his career. Signing Amos immediately upgrades the Packers’ secondary and defensive unit as a whole, as Amos brings a playmaker mentality to both the run and pass game.
Amos has compiled 269 tackles, 230 of the solo variety, along with three interceptions and forced fumbles in his four year career, proving himself to be a key cog in Vic Fangio’s stingy 2017 and 2018 Bears defenses. Mike Pettine will lock to place Amos in a position to continue to thrive and take the Packers defense to the next level.