Sep 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) lines up across from San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman (27) during the game at Lambeau Field. The 49ers defeated the Packers 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Shields Could Earn Big Payday

Recently, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport sent out a tweet about the efforts that the Green Bay Packers have gone to in order to sign their young cornerback Sam Shields to a long term deal.

RappaportIt sounds as though Green Bay was hoping to entice Shields into a long term deal with a small investment.  Although the Green Bay Packers are currently one of the teams with the most salary cap room available, they have always been known as being a somewhat stingy organization when it comes to paying their non-superstars.

However, Shields is an important part of the Packers defense that should have been a top priority.  By letting him hit free agency, it is all but assured that he will receive an offer of at least a million dollars a year more than what Green Bay is offering according to Rapoport.

Minnesota could be one of the teams bidding for the services of Shields.  The Vikings will be looking for a cornerback to start opposite Xavier Rhodes.  However, there could be a big bidding war for a young corner with excellent cover skills.


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  • Vvait Fang

    wow! that’s news to me! You mean Sam is an important part of the Packers offense? Is it required for all bloggers on Fansided to make absurd typos and factual blunders?

    • David Crosby

      Give him a break. Are you telling me you’ve never made a mistake? Was that entire sentence hard to understand because you couldn’t figure out that he meant defense or something? Mistakes happen we’re all human.

      • Ken Tomlin

        Some people just like to point out other’s mistakes. I think he was just trying to be sarcastic.

        • Adam B. Carlson

          My apologies if it was confusing. I did mean to say “defense” and not “offense”. The error has been corrected on 3/3/14. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Ken Tomlin

    Well, with Grimes re-signing with MIA( 4yr $32 mil/ 16 guaranteed ) it’s going to have repercusions on the remaining FA CBs. To sign a Verner/Davis/Shields it’s going to cost about $8-9 mil a yr and $17-19 mil guaranteed. All those CBs are younger than Grimes, so I think it would be a better investment. Hope Spielman gives up the $ and gets Verner!