- Adam Schefter of ESPN reported a few days ago that the Packers and Shields are not close to a deal, and Shields is prepared to test the open market.
Both sides appeared to be heading in the right direction regarding a contract extension, but with the news that the Packers are offering similar money to that of Jennings, Shields is probably better off seeing what he can secure in free agency.
Jennings, 30, signed a four-year contract worth $22.4 million that included $11.815 million guaranteed back in early January.
I’m sure the Packers would like to have Shields at that price, but some have mentioned that Shields could to looking for at $7 million annually.
Shields, 26, has developed into a pretty corner since the Packers signed him as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami.
Last year, he totaled 61 tackles, four interceptions and 17 pass defenses over the course of 16 games. We have him listed as the No. 22 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.