Davante Adams is very good at football, extremely good at the WR position, and wants to be paid like it.
It was already reported Adams wants to be the league’s highest paid receiver. It is now being reported that Adams wants $30 million average per year, which would put him ahead of DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones deals.
The Packers are $40 million over the salary cap and aren’t expected to offer more than $25 million annually, making a long-term deal extremely unlikely this offseason. If the Packers decided to, they can franchise tag Adams and pay him $22 million for next season.
There have been rumors that Aaron Rodgers and Adams could actually team up on the Denver Broncos after the franchise hired Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to serve as the franchise’s 18th head coach. The California native replaced Vic Fangio, who was fired after three seasons.
A shock divisional round playoff defeat to the San Francisco 49ers brought an abrupt end to another stellar season for the reigning NFL MVP quarterback and led to immediate questions about his future plans.
Rodgers knows his decision is going to impact what Adams does.
“I’d like to be respectful of the organization,” Rodgers said Tuesday on ‘The Pat McAfee Show.’ “One decision that will be upcoming will be obviously Davante and his future with the team. There still is this thing called a franchise tag, which I don’t think ’17’ wants the franchise.”
The 38-year-old Rodgers spent his entire career in Wisconsin — leading the Packers to a Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.
This past season, Adams recorded career-highs in catches (123), receiving yards (1,553) and touchdowns (11).
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