Brian Gutekunst on Davante Adams: Different ways to determine highest-paid receiver

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Packers wide receiver Davante Adams didn’t hold back when it came to discussing his contract desires on Wednesday.

Adams said that he has earned the right to be the highest-paid receiver in the NFL and that he will not settle for a deal that doesn’t satisfy that goal. At a Thursday press conference, Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said he agreed with Adams while adding a caveat.

Gutekunst said that there are different ways of determining the top-paid player at a position and that part of the contract conversation with Adams will be focused on that topic.

“I think there’s a little bit with that situation how you determine what the highest wide receiver is getting paid,” Gutekunst said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Gutekunst didn’t wade into the different ways one could determine the highest-paid wideout, but total value at signing, the new money in the contract, the average annual salary, and fully guaranteed money are some categories that could factor into discussions. Adams said on Wednesday that there has not been much progress toward a deal, so it seems there are bridges to gap in each sides’ view of the question that will determine how long Adams remains in Green Bay.

34 responses to “Brian Gutekunst on Davante Adams: Different ways to determine highest-paid receiver

  1. You blew it. One enabled Diva leads to another. GB is finished, delaying their needed rebuild.

    They haven’t had a D in years. Their GMs have been horrible.

  2. I’m thinking that Adams believes the only way to determine that is to pay him more money than any other receiver.

  3. Highest pay earned? Horace Grant won Championships with the Bulls. He deserved the highest pay too!

  4. IMO Adam’s is one of the best WRs, and it will be interesting in 2022 and beyond to see what he does without Rogers…though that isn’t set in stone at this point. But a QB with great arm talent does a lot for a WR.

  5. Let Adams walk if he walnts Hopkins money. Keim screwed up big time setting the WR bar with Hopkins and no other team should follow suit.

  6. total value at signing, the new money in the contract, the average annual salary, and fully guaranteed money are some categories that could factor into discussions.
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    If I’m Adams, GB can start by making me the top at those four categories. Otherwise, I view it as they chose to pay Aaron Jones instead of me. No hard feelings. Hello, open market.

  7. Adams isnt going anywhere. If they cant reach a deal he will get franchise tagged next year and maybe the following year. Thats still less than Hopkins money and puts him at an age where he might be slowing down.

  8. As a Lions fan, let me say I’m thoroughly enjoying watching all the North dysfunction exist in GB for a change.

  9. 50stars

    OR he’s a genius and reset the bar so other teams would be forced to pay the new standard. Somebody will pay Adams the money.

  10. No one is going to make Adams the highest paid receiver in football, nor should they, especially not GB. Everybody shut up and play, then we’ll talk when the season is over.

  11. This dopes statement reveals who the problem in the Packers organization is and its not Aaron Rodgers or Devaney Adams. Initials are BG

  12. primalnumber says:
    July 29, 2021 at 11:22 am
    As a Lions fan, let me say I’m thoroughly enjoying watching all the North dysfunction exist in GB for a change.

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    The Lions, Vikes, and Bears are saving all their disfunction until after the season begins.

  13. “different ways” LOL.

    I’m guessing the way Davante is thinking is that he gets more money deposited into his bank account each year than other WR’s do.

    But perhaps Gutey is getting creative. He’s probably thinking of all the different ways to be the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. Ways such as:

    -Which WR has the shiniest Miller Genuine Draft kegs on his lawn?
    -Which WR has the nicest cornhole tables?
    -Which WR has the most free passes to “The Dells”?
    -Which WR has the nicest camo-tuxedo for the Hunters’ Ball?
    -Which WR has the newest top-of-the-line multi-basket deep fryer?

    Lots and lots of ways for Gutey to get creative on this contract and I applaud him for his ingenuity.

  14. If your public answer to “I deserve to be the highest paid receiver in the NFL” is “there are different ways to determine who is highest” then maybe we have some insight into Green Bay’s front office problems.

  15. Fred Warner just got 5 years 95 million from the 49ers, he’s a LB .. Devante Adams scores touchdowns and is considered the best WR in the game .. he deserves at least 20m per year .. an offer of 5 years 100m with the first 3 years full Gd (60m) should be the starting point. Years 4 and 5 at 20m per, could be voidable if Adams production drops off or could be a bargain if he’s still a top 5 WR.

  16. This GM seems to have alienated every one of his star players. If this team had an owner, he’d be gone. How hard is it to not piss off your Hall of Fame WB and WR?

  17. You blew it. One enabled Diva leads to another. GB is finished, delaying their needed rebuild.

    They haven’t had a D in years. Their GMs have been horrible.
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    Seriously? Boy you guys say some dumb stuff. We are one of the youngest teams in the league, were the #1 seed in the nfc last year, and have been the 2nd most successful franchise in the NFL over the last 30 years. Smh.

  18. THIS is the type of thing that makes your All-Pro players not want to play for you. If your kid comes to you and says they want to play the guitar and you go buy them Guitar Hero, they’re going to be upset and potentially hold a grudge and not want to play the real guitar or the game you just got them. Biggest difference is you and your kid are stuck together, whereas your player can very easily tweet their way out of town to a rival who doesn’t mind buying them their proverbial guitar.

  19. How hard is it to not piss off your Hall of Fame WB and WR?
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    There’s someone using his brain finally. We all know he’s sensitive, so why not work around it? I manage a crew of 45. Some are easy, and some are hard to deal with. My best people tend to be the ones I have to treat with kid gloves the most, but I do so because they’re the backbone of the company and we depend on them. The Don’t seem to realize that and they’re treating Rodgers like he’s Teddy Bridgewater. Seems our GM wants to have a battle of egos moreso than win championships.

    There’s a big difference between getting the qb’s permission to make a move and asking his opinion. There’s no harm in doing the latter if it makes for a better working relationship. How can one argue that it’s not a bad move to hire a coach without even discussing it to your star QB? Or to release 3 of his favorite targets without a mention? You gonna tell me that it wouldn’t piss you off when your best friend (and still productive wr) is unceremoniously cut when all he wanted to do was retire a Packer and would have played for peanuts? Death by a thousand cuts is what has happened to this relationship.

  20. finchy74 says:
    July 29, 2021 at 12:05 pm
    Lots and lots of ways for Gutey to get creative on this contract and I applaud him for his ingenuity.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Jason, does Brenda know you’re antagonizing Packer fans when you should be working?

  21. He will probably give him a bunch of stock options for that super valuable packer stock!

  22. It’s gonna cost the Packers to keep Adams having to live where nobody wants to vacation.

    Please make this happen. Gobble up that cap

  23. Sounds like my comments hit a little too close to home, Stella.

    I’m just trying to help come up with some creative ideas that will help you good folks hang onto Davante.

  24. Adams is a good wide receiver, but he’s not the best in the NFL. Many other wide receivers have a better catch percentage and more yards. The only stat that Adams leads in is touchdowns, but that only means that he’s used as a target

  25. Seriously? Boy you guys say some dumb stuff. We are one of the youngest teams in the league, were the #1 seed in the nfc last year, and have been the 2nd most successful franchise in the NFL over the last 30 years. Smh.

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    How are the Packers (2-1 in Super Bowls) the second most successful franchise in the NFL over the last 30 years? What about Denver (3 super bowl wins)? Pittsburgh (2-1) and Baltimore(2-0) for that matter? The Cowboys haven’t been as consistent, but they won 3 super bowls in the past 30 years.

  26. Cash Rules Everything Around Me CREAM get your money…

    Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all…

  27. Sounds like Kellyann Conway has taken the GM job in GB.
    Let’s all get on board with those “Alternative Facts”!

  28. jed699 says:
    July 29, 2021 at 2:40 pm
    Seriously? Boy you guys say some dumb stuff. We are one of the youngest teams in the league, were the #1 seed in the nfc last year, and have been the 2nd most successful franchise in the NFL over the last 30 years. Smh.
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    Yes, the Packers were the #1 seed in the NFC last season. They also lost to the #5 seed. Most successful franchise… it’s always nice to go 13-3. 11 of those 13 wins were against teams that finished the season .500 or worse. Guess what that means come playoff time? You play an 8-8 Bears team and win. What happens when you play a team with a winning record? You lost. In fact, the Packers lost twice to the Bucs last season.

  29. Worst GM in all of sports fire fire the guy who hired him then let the new guy fire him .

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