Source: Pack's Bakhtiari signs record contract

4:47 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. — David Bakhtiari tweeted an emoji late Saturday night on the eve of the Green Bay Packers‘ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Only a select few knew why he was so happy.

The All-Pro wasn’t just making his return from broken ribs, he was doing so as the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history.

Shortly before he went to bed, Bakhtiari signed a four-year contract extension that can be worth up to $105.5 million, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Packers announced the extension shortly after Sunday’s 24-20 win at Lambeau Field. The base value of the deal is $103.5 million with another $2 million in incentives and includes the highest signing bonus of $30 million (all payable before the end of the 2020 season), for an offensive lineman, the source said, adding that the total cash flow amount in the first year is $37.052 million and $64.5 million in the first three years.

The new-money average of $23 million is a record for an offensive lineman. Laremy Tunsil‘s deal he signed with the Houston Texans in May averages $22 million per year. first reported the news of Bakhtiari’s

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