Davante Adams doesn’t want to think about his looming payday

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Packers receive Davante Adams showed plenty of promise as a rookie in 2014. The next year, with Jordy Nelson tearing an ACL in the preseason, the table was set for Adams to be a major contributor. He wasn’t.

But he emerged in 2016 with 12 touchdown receptions and 997 yards, and he’s now one season away from hitting the open market and getting paid.

“That’s definitely not the type of focus you want to go into a season with,” Adams said recently regarding his contractual status, via Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’ve seen so many guys come into that way and lose focus and lose sight of what they’re actually playing for. You play to get a ring, so I’m not out here thinking about the money. I’m just trying to play ball and do what I can to help this team out. All that stuff will take care of itself at the end of the year or whenever it does. We’ll let it happen then.”

When it happens, Adams could end up being the top wideout on the market (if DeAndre Hopkins gets a new deal with the Texans or the franchise tag), commanding the kind of cash the Packers can’t justify given the presence of Nelson and Randall Cobb on the roster. Unless Adams plays so well that it causes the Packers to pick him over one of the two older options.

34 responses to “Davante Adams doesn’t want to think about his looming payday

  1. “Isn’t he the guy that always drops balls?”

    Nah, he’s the guy who was the number 2 in TDs by a WR. Oh and Jordy was #1. He actually makes a ton of crazy catches.

  2. of course they commented on the vikings. its all they got. pick on an irrelevant team because they know deep down inside their team is a choke artist. so lets rip on a team beneath us. cant say crap about a team better than then. its their MO

  3. The sad thing about the NFL is that if he stays healthy, he stands to earn around $50 mill in his career.
    If he blows an ACL this year, he could get zero. Hope he stays healthy and plays to his potential.

  4. pkrh8tr says:
    Jun 18, 2017 9:10 PM

    of course they commented on the vikings. its all they got. pick on an irrelevant team because they know deep down inside their team is a choke artist. so lets rip on a team beneath us. cant say crap about a team better than then. its their MO
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    Quit crying.

    Packer fans share mutual respect and get along with every fan base in the NFL other than you purples.

    You purples get along with no one, respect no one and are respected by no one.

    Did I mention quit crying?

  5. “I’ve seen so many guys come into that way and lose focus and lose sight of what they’re actually playing for.”

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    In Green Bay I am sure that is the case with many many guys as Adams says. Everyone mostly follows the lead of Rodgers with hat regard.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:21 PM

    “I’ve seen so many guys come into that way and lose focus and lose sight of what they’re actually playing for.”

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    In Green Bay I am sure that is the case with many many guys as Adams says. Everyone mostly follows the lead of Rodgers with hat regard.
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    They followed him right to Super Bowl win number four and a winning percentage over the past decade that’s second only to the Patriots. Meanwhile, as you become more desperate your posts become more pathetic.

  7. In the league 3 years – 3 embarrassing playoff collapses. He’ll never recover from that stink.

  8. In the league 3 years – 3 embarrassing playoff collapses. He’ll never recover from that stink.

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    And where was your team? Ah yes, home watching the playoffs from the couch, not just the last three years, but the past ten!

  9. There’s only one wr that the head cheese brass are worried about. And his name is not adams, nelson, or cobb. It’s Julio Jones.

  10. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:48 PM

    They followed him right to Super Bowl win number four and a winning percentage over the past decade that’s second only to the Patriots.
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    So let me get this straight. Packer fans are allowed to brag about winning percentages for a decade, while choking numerous times in the playoffs.

    Yet, when we bring up the Vikings winning percentage, or the fact the Vikings are number 4 all time in playoff appearances, that gets called as “participation” trophies by you.

    So only packer fans are allowed to brag about participation trophies?

  11. crownofthehelmet says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:57 PM
    In the league 3 years – 3 embarrassing playoff collapses. He’ll never recover from that stink.
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    What’s your expiration date for bitterness? Never? Still licking your wounds from the butt-kicking the sixth-seeded wildcard Packers put on your Steelers in SuperBowl XLV? Time to grow some son.

  12. Rodgers has so many weapons now with two veteran TEs and top of 5 or 6 quality WRs and a stable of RBs. This team is going to be explosive.

    With all of these weapons, Adams numbers will likely suffer.

  13. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:44 AM
    So only packer fans are allowed to brag about participation trophies?
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    No matter how many times you climb Mt. Everest there’s nothing to brag about if you can’t make it back down.

    It’s kind of like that.

  14. Report comment
    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:44 AM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:48 PM

    They followed him right to Super Bowl win number four and a winning percentage over the past decade that’s second only to the Patriots.
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    So let me get this straight. Packer fans are allowed to brag about winning percentages for a decade, while choking numerous times in the playoffs.

    Yet, when we bring up the Vikings winning percentage, or the fact the Vikings are number 4 all time in playoff appearances, that gets called as “participation” trophies by you.

    So only packer fans are allowed to brag about participation trophies?
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    Oh, screamingyellowundies, you and your strawmen are so precious. I didn’t brag about anything. I simply stated the facts. I am not responsible for your inferiority complex. That would be your “team.”

  15. Big PACK guy here. Nice player. He’s gonna need too step it up this year and take over the #1 slot because I have some insider information that jordey could get cut this training camp. I like jordey but he’s old and expensive, next man up! GO PACK

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  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:21 PM
    In Green Bay I am sure that is the case with many many guys as Adams says. Everyone mostly follows the lead of Rodgers with hat regard.
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    Most new players follow the lead of Rodgers regarding hats?

  17. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 16, 2017 9:39 PM
    “I’ve lost nothing,” Peterson told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com.

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    Yes you have Mr. Peterson. You’ve unbridled yourself from a narrow-minded fanbase that enjoys nothing more than getting drunk and picking needless fights.

    Nothing.
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    Mr. “I only post reactively” strikes first again with not a single Packer slight before this comment. What a full of himself liar. What is funny is that he keeps repeating the lie as if nobody see this.

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jun 19, 2017 10:05 AM
    stellarperformance says:
    Jun 16, 2017 9:39 PM
    “I’ve lost nothing,” Peterson told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com.

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    Yes you have Mr. Peterson. You’ve unbridled yourself from a narrow-minded fanbase that enjoys nothing more than getting drunk and picking needless fights.

    Nothing.
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    Mr. “I only post reactively” strikes first again with not a single Packer slight before this comment. What a full of himself liar. What is funny is that he keeps repeating the lie as if nobody see this.

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    As usual, you’re mistaken. I’m the one that takes great pride in never having trolled the Vikings or anyone else.

  19. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 18, 2017 10:12 PM

    Packer fans share mutual respect and get along with every fan base in the NFL other than you purples.
    ??????

    Really?

    Why did my wife and I have to witness those respectful “green and gold” wearing fans at Lambeau field urinating on the Bears players as they ran in to the locker rooms at halftime at the Packer/Bear game in 1985?

    Worst fan base in the NFL – by a long shot.

  20. goatherder is lying.

    The teams entered and exited the same tunnel in 1985. If any fan urinated on the Bears players they would urinate on all players. My season tickets were at the tunnel that day in November. The Bears were applauded after achieving a 9-0 record that day.

    Fake News.

  21. “Packer fans share mutual respect and get along with every fan base in the NFL other than you purples.” This is a case of clinical delusion or some form of psychosis.

    When you travel around the country for work, you get a pretty good sampling of what people think. The country regards Packers fans as a sort of P.T. Barnum-esque curiosity or a reality show with hidden cameras. “What happens if we give bonobo monkeys a bar on every street corner and a football team? Let’s watch!”

  22. Finchy, Finchy, Finchy… just because we don’t respect purples, doesn’t mean we don’t respect others. Let’s face it… nobody respects purples.

    When other teams’ players and their fans are asked which fans are the “best” (in terms of knowledge, respect and friendliness) Packer fans are consistently rated at or near the top. Purples don’t even make the list.

    If you wish to speak clinically, by all means, let’s. Purples represent the only known, mass manifestation, of Dunning-Kruger. Ever. It’s fascinating; and it becomes even more fascinating when the sociopathic component is factored in. Purples have told the same delusional lies, for so long, they’ve actually come to believe them. And I must say, it’s awfully fun to watch.

  23. GenXJ says:
    Jun 18, 2017 11:04 PM
    There’s only one wr that the head cheese brass are worried about. And his name is not adams, nelson, or cobb. It’s Julio Jones.
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    One reason why GB draft 6-3 Kevin King with 4.40 speed. It is a well known fact that the NFCCG was watched by 46 million people and the (injured & slower) Packer secondary.

  24. finchy74 says:
    Jun 20, 2017 5:57 PM

    @Cabbageheadman The Vikings aren’t my team. You can get off your soap box.
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    I see… you want to jump in and then jump back out when you find the water not to your liking. That’s okay. I’m used to it.

    And again, whenever fans are asked their favorite place to watch a game as a visiting fan, Lambeau Field is always or nearly always the number one answer. Your little ax to grind doesn’t change that.

    Then again, if you’re traveling around the country asking people how they feel about Packer fans you should seek professional help. Immediately. That level of obsession just isn’t healthy.

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