Davante Adams: Lot of work, lot of time put into contract extension

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Davante Adams got a late Christmas present, signing a four-year, $56 million contract extension that makes him one of the league’s highest-paid receivers in annual average.

NFL rules prohibit the Packers wideout from speaking with reporters since he remains in concussion protocol, but Adams talked about his contract Friday afternoon in a live stream on his mobile app.

“Stressful, stressful time, but I’m glad we were able to get it done,” Adams said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Lot of work, lot of time put into this thing, man. Lot of back and forth, but we got it done and [I] couldn’t be more excited to be in a better place, man. So shout out all the Packers fans out there, #PackNation, all my supporters [and] everybody, even shout out to the haters out there that didn’t want to see it happen, you know? You were part of it, and you helped me get there too, so shout out to y’all, and let’s get to work.”

Adams will miss Sunday’s game, finishing the season with 74 receptions for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns this year.

38 responses to “Davante Adams: Lot of work, lot of time put into contract extension

  1. Very curious on giving a massive contract to a guy with two concussions in one season. He’s not even playing this week. How productive is a guy that’s in the concussion protocol?

  2. How productive is a guy that’s in the concussion protocol?
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    I assume you’re being purposely obtuse? At least I hope so. Still sounds funny to hear a Viking fan talk about receivers considering the way you guys slobber over your top wr….who has a whopping 4 TD’s on the season.

    The scary thing is, imagine the gaudy numbers Adams may have had with a healthy qb and no concussions! He could’ve easily tripled the number of td’s your top guy had.

  3. Way overpaid for a good but not great receiver. When is Green Bay going to sign a defensive player?

  4. A lot of work, and a lot of stress? You’re agent did 99.9% of the work. The only stress he had is, am I getting paid a lot, or real good.

  5. For that amount of money you could have picked up a newHead Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and President/GM.

  6. pkrlvr says:
    December 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    How productive is a guy that’s in the concussion protocol?
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    I assume you’re being purposely obtuse? At least I hope so. Still sounds funny to hear a Viking fan talk about receivers considering the way you guys slobber over your top wr….who has a whopping 4 TD’s on the season.

    The scary thing is, imagine the gaudy numbers Adams may have had with a healthy qb and no concussions! He could’ve easily tripled the number of td’s your top guy had.

    This would be a great point if the Vikings weren’t outscoring the Packers this year by 50 points.

    It’s called balance. Don’t worry. I don’t blame a Packer fan for not understanding.

  7. grogansheroes says:
    December 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    Way overpaid for a good but not great receiver. When is Green Bay going to sign a defensive player?

    umm their defense is ranked #2.. just ask mccarthy and dom capers

  8. pkrlvr says:
    December 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    How productive is a guy that’s in the concussion protocol?
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    The scary thing is, imagine the gaudy numbers Adams may have had with a healthy qb and no concussions! He could’ve easily tripled the number of td’s your top guy had.

    ***

    I can imagine it: 997 with 12 TDs. Super gaudy.

  9. And some of you Packer fans still think Dom Capers, Mike McCarthy, or whoever else you want to scapegoat is the problem and not the guy calling the shots on personnel there? No way you pay that guy like that.

  10. The truly funny thing about all this, had Adams not been signed and left through free agency, the Barneys narrative would have changed completely.
    Instead they would have crowed about how cheap the Packers and Ted Thompson were.
    And how Adams never really wanted to stay in Green Bay anyway.

    And around and around we go.

  11. Teddy T is a joke! Rodgers makes Adams! Has he made strides this year, yes. From horrible WR to okay. Is he still fairly middle tier? Absolutely! What a joke! You need that money to fix your defense, Aaron Rodgers could have turned Geronimo Allison on a minimum contract into a better WR.

  12. Perspective…

    Patrick Peterson: 5yr/$70,050,000

    Richard Sherman: 4 yr/$56,000,000

    Xavier Rhodes: 5yr/70,100,000

    Oh yeah, Adam’s affect on games is just as pronounced as these guys, of course he’s worth the same or more than these three examples. But they’re defensive players and we all know how much the Packers value defense.

  13. Regardless of what the Vikings do this postseason, the Packers will still be rated ahead of them when the preseason rankings come out next year. Wait and see.

  14. what passes for greatness in WR’s these days pales in comparison to years past. And those former WR’s didn’t have the huge gift of playing during a time of slanted calls against defenses…huge advantage. Way overpaid for this guy, imo.

  15. As a packer fan I was hoping we would get Adams signed, however there’s no way he’s proven he’s worth 14 million a year. Not one 1,000 yard season, lifetime average of 47 yards per game. I don’t understand how Thompson can refuse to pay outside free agents and then give a contract like this to Adams…oh well, it worked so well with Nick Perry last year so let’s try it again!

  16. It’s called balance. Don’t worry. I don’t blame a Packer fan for not understanding.
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    Yeah, wouldn’t know anything about that. Not like both Nelson and Adams had double digits TD’s last year. Balance is a good excuse though. Appreciate the effort.

  17. As a Viking fan I am glad the Pack signed him to that expensive (and stressful) deal (concussions and all). Now, Viking fans hope that the Pack also commits even more money to McCarthy and Capers.

  18. Thank God herself that there are a ton of Vikings fans still logging in to catch the latest Packers’ stories. One would think that they’d be all consumed with the 2017 NFC North Division Champions**, and wouldn’t have time to Troll.

    ( ** – indicates a Championship by default)

  19. How can you negotiate with a player while he has a concussion or is in protocol.

    I’ve had ONE concussion and I barely knew where I was during that time.

  20. Just imagine how much better he’d be if he put all that time into game prep instead of a contract extension.

  21. When a team can’t convince any free agents to sign that makes this overspending necessary. Spielman of vikes could teach them about timing and committing to a player before they get expensive. I’d take Thielen and his three year 17 million deal over Adams and his contract all day.

  22. Adams is clearly the future. Now, assuming Nelson and/or Cobb will restructure? Or, do they let one of them go.

    Concussion thing is a real concern, but can’t not sign the guy because of something that may or may not happen again.

  23. I’m sure this will not only satisfy Devante, but the fans of the North teams as well because this will tank the Packas for decades of mediocre football.

  24. in the era of salary cap, the GM plays an important role in a team’s success. Manage the cap well, and a team can accumulate enough talent for a super bowl run. Manage it poorly, and a team may be perennial also rans.

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