- Ian Rapoport reports that Hayward receives a three-year, $15.3 million from the Chargers.
- Bob McGinn reports that Hayward receives $6.8 million of his $15.3 million salary guaranteed.
- According to McGinn, Hayward also has “keen interest” from the 49ers and Chiefs.
Surprisingly, this is actually the first reported interest in Hayward since the market opened on Wednesday. However, Hayward was clearly among the best available free agents at this point in free agency.
All indications were that Hayward was going to move on from Green Bay, as they have a number of young cornerbacks to develop in the coming years.
Hayward, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the team and was testing the market as an unrestricted free agent for the time.
In 2015, Hayward appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and recorded 65 tackles, no interceptions and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.