Packers All-Pro has great chance to make a ton of extra money in 2023

Packers All-Pro has great chance to make a ton of extra money in 2023

Green Bay Packers cornerback/return specialist Keisean Nixon established himself as one of the NFL’s most dangerous weapons in 2022. To the fanbase’s delight, Green Bay re-signed Nixon to a one-year deal worth $4 million this offseason, though he has an opportunity to make much more in the upcoming season.

 

 

Nixon was named an All-Pro for his efforts in the return game last year. He led the NFL in kickoff returns (35), kickoff return yards (1,005) and had the longest return of the season with a 105-yard house call against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

 

 

 

While Nixon receives plenty of attention for his abilities on special teams, the Packers are hoping that he is able to make a similar leap with his secondary play.

In fact, Green Bay included $2 million in incentives if he can maintain his excellence as a returner and make a significant impact on defense.

Packers All-Pro has great chance to make a ton of extra money in 2023

 

 

Nixon is primed to start at the nickel position to begin the season. The snap count thresholds shouldn’t be difficult to reach, but it should be noted that he has just one career interception in 57 career games, though it did come last season.

The Packers will need all the help they can get from role players such as Nixon. The roster is not as top heavy as it once was, which creates an opportunity for him to contribute and cash in on these incentives.

 

 

 

 

Green Bay will happily fork over the extra money, so long as it means Nixon is putting the Packers in a position to contend for a playoff spot. There is plenty of unknown heading into 2023, but Nixon’s status as the NFL’s top return man isn’t in question.

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