Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers’ future “potentially” could affect my future

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The Packers may or may not have quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season. That could affect whether they have receiver Davante Adams in 2022.

Rodgers and the franchise are in a standoff that remains to be seen how it’s going to end.

Adams is entering the final year of his contract, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2022. The four-time Pro Bowler told Colin Cowherd on Monday that he supports his quarterback “100 percent” and that Rodgers’ future could affect his future.

“Potentially. Potentially,” Adams said on The Herd. “That’s my guy. That’s the only guy I’ve had other than that 2017 season when he got hurt. That’s the only guy that I’ve played with. We’ve built up a special connection over the years that has put us both in really good positions in our career. Not that he needed me to come along for it, because he was already in that spot.

“We’ve established a lot together. It would change a lot, man. It doesn’t mean I’d be gone, but I’d definitely have to do some extra thinking if my guy wasn’t here.”

The Packers still were able to re-sign left tackle David Bakhtiari and running back Aaron Jones this offseason despite the uncertainty about whether Rodgers will play for them again.

The Packers surely want Adams back long term.

Adams, 28, has averaged 103 receptions for 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns the past three seasons. But that’s with Rodgers as his quarterback, not Jordan Love.

If Rodgers leaves, Adams could, too, a year from now.

46 responses to “Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers’ future “potentially” could affect my future

  1. Without Adams and Rodgers the packers will still be better than the Vikings.

  2. Very nicely done Davante.
    Splitting some fine hairs between a friend and his employer.
    I wouldn’t expect anything less.

  3. Package deal both of them for 5 first round picks and a couple of players. Done with this soap opera, don’t want to play in GB, GTFOH!!!!

  4. Thirty years of Favre and Rodgers – two of the best to play the sport – and Green Bay has two Super Bowl titles to show for it. This is a watershed moment for this franchise and this front office … the narrow window for getting back to the Super Bowl could completely close if this mess isn’t handled correctly.

  5. Who’s to say he wouldn’t average 100 catches, 1400 yards and 13 TDs with Love over the next 3 years?

  6. Meh, he must have forgotten about the franchise tag — I’m sure Jerry Krause hasn’t.

  7. Green bay has become the drama team of the NFC. I will be rooting for the Bears, Vikings, and even the Lions over this annoying team in Wisconsin

  8. purpleguy says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Meh, he must have forgotten about the franchise tag — I’m sure Jerry Krause hasn’t.

    ==========

    Franchising Rodgers when he’s already been unhappy for years, or Adams if they are without a decent QB, would send a blaring message to every free agent to avoid GB at all costs.

    They may not care much for FAs of late, but they will once they don’t have a HOF QB on their roster.

  9. Before anyone thinks this is some kind of personal loyalty on display, he’s doing two things: Ensuring that Aaron Rodgers will throw him the ball on 95% of passing plays to boost his numbers, and signaling to the Packers they need to pay him contract time comes up or he’ll threaten to leave.

    well played Davante…

  10. stellarperformance says:
    May 10, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Anybody that doesn’t want to be there should leave.
    ___________

    Then how will you field a team?

  11. I do believe that if Rogers is traded, Devonte Adams would be a package deal. It would probably have be a three team deal to make it work. It would make sense that any team trading for AR would be all in though. But GB would need to be getting 6+ firsts in compensation.

  12. I love all the references to ONLY two Super Bowls from fanbases with zero! Love it. Warms my heart.

  13. I blame Tom Brady for Aaron’s discontent. Tom has been able to attain things that Aaron has not and that is driving Aaron crazy.

  14. kevpft says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Franchising Rodgers when he’s already been unhappy for years, or Adams if they are without a decent QB, would send a blaring message to every free agent to avoid GB at all costs.

    ——————————————————————————

    They certainly aren’t franchising Rodgers anytime soon. He’s under contract to the Packers for the next three seasons.

  15. Alex Smith, from the same draft as Rodgers, has as many Super Bowl appearances as Rodgers. Adams is foolish to tie his future to Rodgers!

  16. Wow, another Packer angling to become a former Packer? If Adams doesn’t want to stay in GB then Jerry Krause should send him to Philly for Reagor & their 2nd rounder in ’22. They need WR talent and GB can always use another high draft pick to surround Love with talent.

  17. hello3987 says:
    May 10, 2021 at 5:56 pm
    Without Adams and Rodgers the packers will still be better than the Vikings.

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    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 how’s that? Packers could not even beat a Vikes second string secondary,IN LAMBEAU LAST YEAR!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  18. ohokgotit says:
    May 10, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    I love all the references to ONLY two Super Bowls from fanbases with zero! Love it. Warms my heart.

    —————-

    And just how many of those teams were lucky enough to have two generational QBs back to back? 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  19. Could Devante be turning letters instead of Vanna if Aaron replaces Pat Sajak??

  20. I love everyone defending Rodgers like he’s a choir boy. Dude can’t even get along with his own parents.

  21. Please get your facts straight. The Packers didn’t sign David Bakhtiari this off season. He was signed mid season 2020…

  22. It’s amazing to me that this circus just keeps going on and on without a word from Aaron Rodgers. Although this is the way Diggs forced his way out of Minnesota. I don’t think any organization can start firing people to keep the players happy. I strongly believe that Aaron Rogers will not want to be largely hated and will play for the Pack having never said he wanted out. He will just look blank and say “ I never said that”. But more damage is being done daily as is evidenced by an all pro drawing another faint line in the sand. Work it out already.

  23. Here’s a core question: who runs the show?

    Are you loyal to the employer that pays you, or are you loyal to another player only?

    If Adams wants to pout, there are other teams for him. The Packers will find another receiver and life goes on as it always has.

    Remember: Aaron Rodgers has or will make $240 million dollars during his years as a Packer. He’s a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. He forced the firing of Mike McCarthy. Is he in charge of the Packers?

    There’s no way Rodgers returns now under any circumstances. This was all brought on by Aaron Rodgers.
    All he had to do was keep playing and he was on his way to victory. Now all that’s left are hard feelings

  24. Packers have had two Super Bowls wins in thirty years with Favre and Rodgers yet for twenty eight years another team won the Super Bowl without either of them yet so many people are saying that if AR leaves the Packers dont have a prayer of winning it and probably will end up with a losing record.just how did the other teams win the SB? by putting great teams together without Favre or Rodgers at the helm.enough said.

  25. Smart decision by Adams. As a WR, you dont wanna get stuck with a QB that can’t get you the ball. Ask Beckham how he feels about having to play with Eli and Mayfield

  26. My packers are the laughing stock of the NFL. I remember the bad packer teams in the 70s, 80s. Buckle up, Love will bring us back to those days. “Turn out the Lights, the party is over”

  27. purpleguy says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:25 pm
    Meh, he must have forgotten about the franchise tag — I’m sure Jerry Krause hasn’t.
    —————-
    Jerry Krause is dead so…

  28. arnoldziffel says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:18 pm
    Thirty years of Favre and Rodgers – two of the best to play the sport – and Green Bay has two Super Bowl titles to show for it.

    ——

    Yeah….they are not winning “Championships” against the Akron Spark Plugs any more

  29. Not only Devante but others will leave. This will have a domino effect on the Packers. Great job Gutekunst.

  30. What’s Rodgers’ beef? The media puts this out there and then pretends to have no knowledge or details as to what the problem is. What does Rodgers want? Does he only want green and yellow m&ms? Does he want to do more Jeopardy? Does he want more money? An even longer term contract? Does he want different personnel around him? If you are not going to lay it out for us, knock it off. You got nothing.

  31. upthegut40 says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Hey packers fans, get ready for mediocrity
    ===============================================================

    Some of us are old enough to remember it. Early 80s when no matter how they started they seemed to end up 8-8. Start 6-2 end up 8-8. Start 2-6, end up 8-8. The very definition of mediocrity. Rodgers leaving will be the perfect example of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” I don’t know what Jordan Love will be, but I seriously doubt he’s HOF material.

    People forget that pre-draft the talk was who’s going #1 Smith or Rodgers. Then Rodgers fell. That’s a far cry from what people were saying about Love and then we traded up to get him. Every GM wants to go with “his guys”, but Gutie FUBAR’d this one badly.

  32. Yet players give discounts to stay in Minnesota for another year…What World Class can do for you…

  33. From the article: “Adams is entering the final year of his contract, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2022”. So much for the franchise tag. Adams finally controls his future team

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