There are several different ways to evaluate who the top cornerbacks in the NFL should be, and one of them is by looking at the average salaries a player makes through the life of their contract. Using that metric, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander should be the top corner in the league.
Alexander’s average salary of $21 million makes him the highest-paid corner and 26th highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL. Unfortunately, he’s gotten off to a very slow start to the season by those standards.
Alexander is supposed to be the Packers’ shutdown corner, but he’s given up seven receptions and one touchdown on nine targets in just three games. He also only has two pass breakups and zero interceptions.
Jaire Alexander hasn’t lived up to expectations to begin the season. Let’s look at him and five other Green Bay Packers who are off to disappointing starts.
His biggest struggles have been in the run game, where he’s shown little-to-no interest in helping on the edge. He half-heartedly throws his body at the running back, hoping to knock him down, and has missed three tackles in 13 attempts. We know he’s capable of being an elite run supporter, as we saw it from him early in his career.
The good news is there’s plenty of time for Alexander to turn it around, and we know he’s fully capable. However, let’s check in on five other Packers who are off to disappointing starts this season.