Davante Adams won’t “dabble” into idea of playing with Derek Carr again

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Packers wide receiver Davante Adams made a good tandem at Fresno State and Carr said recently that he’d put on a “full-court press” to make them teammates again if Adams hits the open market as a free agent in 2021.

That’s on the table right now as the Packers and Adams have not made much progress toward an extension that would keep him in Green Bay. The uncertainty about quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ future is something Adams said factors into any thoughts of signing another deal with the Packers, but he’s not ready to talk about other possible landing spots at the moment.

“Well, I mean, I’m a Packer, so I can’t really get too far ahead on that,” Adams said, via Evan Webeck of the Bay Area News Group. “When the season ends and if nothing’s figured out, then maybe we’ll have something to talk about. But those are cautious waters, so I can’t really dabble in that now.”

Should Adams become a free agent in 2021, the Raiders will likely have a fair amount of company when it comes to putting together a pitch that would bring Adams to their team.

35 responses to “Davante Adams won’t “dabble” into idea of playing with Derek Carr again

  1. Davante: “I’m a Packer, I am not going anywhere. Those things will work themselves out. I’m here to play.

    Gute has said they are going to sign Davante to a extension. There are cap and other issues for when it’s done.


  2. Highly doubtful he becomes a free agent. If they dont agree on an extension then the packers will franchise tag him the same way the bucs did Godwin and the bears did Robinson this offseason.

  3. Three Dog Night said it best: How can people have no feeling?
    How can they ignore their friends?
    Easy to be proud
    Easy to say no

    The Packers are heading the wrong direction down the one way road called player relations. This ain’t the 90’s anymore and players aren’t going to want to sign for an organization that has a reputation of not paying their stars. This genie is hard to put back in the bottle.
    The Packers brass needs to finally change with the times or be left on the side of road as the “Black Lamborghini fly’s by” them!

  4. How is this not tampering by Carr? Does tampering only apply to coaches and execs? Honest question

  5. I’m too lazy to look, but that Fresno State team must’ve been pretty dang good.

  6. He has been great for the Packers but he will be 29 this season and signing him to another deal would be a bad idea. WRs drop off big time at his age and he will demand a top contract. The smart move is to let him walk and get that 3rd compensatory pick for him. You aren’t going to get that same player for the next 3 or 4 years.

  7. Without Rodgers, Davante Adams has been an average WR in the NFL.

    He should sign any contract GB throws at him, as long as the guaranteed money is there.

    When Rodgers leaves, GB will realize Davante is overpaid and they’ll likely restructure/cut/trade him.

  8. “How is this not tampering by Carr? Does tampering only apply to coaches and execs?

    Tampering. Fine Carr, strip the Raiders of draft picks.”

    Players are free to say what they want about other players on another team, this is not tampering. Players have no say in who their teams signs or not.

    Coaches and team front office people on the other hand may not say what they want about players on another team, they do control who their team signs and they are the ones who tampering applies to.

  9. He doesn’t sound like a guy that’s locked into the future of GB. I don’t blame him for not wanting to play with Jordan Love throwing out routes into the stands and comebacks into the ground. I bet Carr is sounding pretty good after seeing Love struggle the last year.

  10. Sunday Swami says:
    June 30, 2021 at 10:42 am
    Highly doubtful he becomes a free agent. If they dont agree on an extension then the packers will franchise tag him the same way the bucs did Godwin and the bears did Robinson this offseason.
    The Packers had to rework the contracts of Adrian Amos, David Bakhtiari, Mason Crosby, Preston Smith, Za’Darius Smith and Billy Turner just to be able to re-sign Aaron Jones, Kevin King and Marcedes Lewis. I’m sure they can easily afford to tag him and pay him millions more against the cap then what they are already paying, right?

  11. I’d tag Adams, get another year out of him hopefully with Rodgers, then trade ifnyou get greater than a 3rd, or let him walk and take the 3rd. He’s fotn2 good years left.

  12. After one year with Love Carr will look like a blessing to him better yet trade Rodgers for Carr and a 1st a 2nd in 2022 draft and a 2nd in the 23 draft .

  13. NR1853 says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:59 pm
    Conjecture is nothing more than wishful thinking.


    I’m guessing 3 to 5 NFL star players will have significant injuries this season. I do not wish that this will happen, and actually hope it doesn’t.

    Is conjecture really wishful thinking?

  14. He’s not tampering, just answering a question. As for a new contract, the Packers may need to decide if it is time for a quick rebuild if Rogers won’t come back. Why sink mega-millions via the tag into a receiver who is aging if the rest of the team isn’t going to be at a championship level?

  15. Had they not wasted that #1 draft pick on a qb, and instead picked up a top flight wide receiver, Green Bay might have ended up on the Super Bowl instead of the Bucs… the game was that close

  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds real committed to Green Bay

    “I’m not planning on going anywhere.”

    – Davante Adams –

    I don’t know how much plainer he can be about it.

  17. @Buck Badger

    You do realize Adams will be demanded so waiting a year to get a low end 3rd is bad. If they tag him, somebody will trade at least a 2nd for him.

  18. The funny thing is Adams could go to Vegas and still end up catching passes from Rodgers.

  19. Once Aaron is on the field, all will be fine in GB. And Devante can re-uo for 3 years.

  20. I hope he signs with the Vikes when his contract ends. Adam T and Justin J would make serviceable second and third receivers.

  21. Why in the world would he even consider the Raiders?? I guess maybe he’s tired of winning???

  22. As a Fresno state fan I love Adams. That being said Arod makes him look better than he is. He is good enough to be your best wr but he isn’t in the same class as the other elite types. He is probably in that second their of guys. He is gonna get way over payed for what he actually brings to the table.

    I don’t understand how green bay does business. They are gonna lose their Hof qb this year and their best wr next year and get nothing in return. All in what seems to be a failed attempt at proving their gm has all the power. I foresee a long long term of being a bad franchise in the future of green bay. All because one guy wanted to prove a point?? I guess? If you think anyone that matters is ever gonna sign with green bay after what they did to Rodgers, you’re out of your mind.

  23. Rodgers, the king of cryptic messages, just maybe Carr and Adams took a page from Rodgers book, hoping that a trade brings Carr to Green Bay and Rodgers to the Raiders

  24. @Christopher Allan:You mean as opposed to the bears who had/have cap issues and tagged Robinson after restructures Or as opposed to the Bucs who who restructured and signed long term deals to guys like Barrett to fit Godwins tag under the cap. Welcome to the nfl where every team restructures every single year and you dont let a player who is at the top of their position and a position of need on your team walk for free. For that matter your blatantly also ignoring the obvious that theres likely 0 chance Rodgers contract is on the packers book next year which will also clear space. Were not talking the space they have now but what they will have.

  25. ithinkthereforeiamithink says:
    June 30, 2021 at 4:11 pm
    The funny thing is Adams could go to Vegas and still end up catching passes from Rodgers.————————————————Could you imagine if a team had both Adams and Rodgers? They would be incredibly fortunate. It would be a shame to mess that up.

  26. If I were a betting man, I would bet the chances are greater that Derek Carr will not be in Vegas in 2022 than Adams signing with the Raiders.

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