The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus and puts Shields among the top-three cornerbacks in the league in average annual salary. Shields will receive a total compensation of $15 million for 2014 and $21 million through his first two seasons. It's a massive sum of money for a player that's struggled with injuries each of the last two years, is a liability in run defense, and has been an inconsistent cover man. Green Bay GM Ted Thompson is betting on Shields' improvement to continue, as he played wide receiver in college and is only 26 years old. Shields will return as the No. 1 corner in a deep Packers secondary that includes Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, and Davon House.