Packers officially use franchise tag on Davante Adams

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Aaron Rodgers isn’t going anywhere, and neither is Davante Adams.

The Packers made official what was reported earlier in the day, submitting the franchise tag for the receiver. It’s a good news kind of day for Packers fans, with Rodgers confirming his return for 2022.

Rodgers is getting a new contract.

Adams will play 2022 for $20.145 million if he plays on the tag. The sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.

He becomes the eighth player to receive the tag, joining Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin, Kansas City left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., Cincinnati safety Jessie Bates III, Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz, Cleveland tight end David Njoku, Miami tight end Mike Gesicki and Jacksonville offensive lineman Cam Robinson.

Adams has earned first-team All-Pro honors each of the past two seasons. In 16 games last year, he caught 123 passes for 1,553 yards with 11 touchdowns. In 2020, he led the league with 18 touchdown receptions.

In 116 career games, Adams has 669 catches for 8,121 yards with 73 touchdowns.

24 responses to “Packers officially use franchise tag on Davante Adams

  1. Getting the gang back together again to recreate the magic of losing in the first round of the playoffs.

  2. Actually he’d be playing for closer to $20 million under the tag. But it doesn’t matter, because they’ll get a long-term deal done.

  3. So, they are content with bringing back the same team that couldn’t score 14 points at home in their 1st round of the playoffs last year? But at a significantly higher cap cost invested in those same offensive players. That seems like a good idea.

  4. So instead of trying to dig themselfs out of this nearly $50mil hole they’re in the Pack grabs the shovel and just keeps digging!

    Now they’ll be at $67.426mil over the cap, a whole lot of their best talent is going to have to get shipped out to make that amount up! Arron might have been better off going elsewhere.

  5. Here come the incentives, right? I mean, the team CAN add too the tagged players automatic salary, amirite?

  6. Guy is a star, but don’t need to overpay. If he won’t play for the tag price this year and next (which he shouldn’t) I’d not go beyond 3 years on the deal. Big money, but not past age 32.

  7. The franchise tag is basically a placeholder to give them time to work out a contract extension. FYI, GB hasn’t used the franchise tag since 2012 and even then Ryan Pickett didn’t play the year under the tag, he signed an extension.

    Any contract Rodgers signs will lower his $46 million cap number this year. Same with Davante. Jaire Alexander will also sign a new contract to lower his cap number. If they cut Zadarius Smith that’s 15 million, if they cut Cobb that’s another 8 million.

    All of the folks hoping for cap hell for GB with these moves will be sad when they successfully kick the cap can down the road. Not sure if you’ve heard but the cap will continue to rise exponentially over the next few years because of the new TV deals and legalized gambling.

    Helps to to know the facts before you comment.

  8. Packers sure are spending a lot of $$$$ just to lose in the first game of the playoffs again

  9. Lazard is still open!
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    Uh huh.

    Open in the 2020 NFCC Game as well.

    Wasn’t looking for the ball and cost them a Super Bowl trip.

  10. bondlake says:
    March 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm
    Lazard is still open!

    ——————-

    This happened with Brady too. It’s why Moss was dealt. Thankfully.

    Many called it the “Brady Binky Club”. Teams knew Brady was such a snob, they could cover the preferred All Pro targets and not worry about the 2nd or 3rd options. Brady became a snob and now Rodgers has the same problem, which is why he folds now in postseasons like Brady did from 2007-2012.

  11. Kwesi Adopho-Mensah is a Magician says:
    March 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Getting the gang back together again to recreate the magic of losing in the first round of the playoffs.
    —————-
    I know, right?
    Or look at a team like the Vikings, can you just imagine cheering for a them with their salary cap issues on a crappy, talentless roster desperately just trying to get over .500? 🤣

  12. Kwesi Adopho-Mensah is a Magician says:
    March 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm
    Getting the gang back together again to recreate the magic of losing in the first round of the playoffs.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The bar Viking Fan sets for the Packers is “win the SuperBowl or your team sucks.” The bar Viking Fan sets for the Vikings is “I hope, pray, and wish the Vikings aren’t mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving.” I’d rather have a chance in the postseason than none at all. Besides, the Vikings have had more HOF quarterbacks than the Packers, more All-Pro quarterbacks than the Packers, and more Pro-Bowl designee quarterbacks than the Packers. What’s their excuse? Put that in your pipes and smoke it.

  13. “I know, right?
    Or look at a team like the Vikings, can you just imagine cheering for a them with their salary cap issues on a crappy, talentless roster desperately just trying to get over .500?”

    Let be honest, without Rodgers, the Packers would be battling for the cellar every year. Their roster is as top-heavy on talent as they come, because the rest of the team is mediocre at best.

  14. Losing in the first round of the playoffs?

    Somebody has an IQ as low as the new Vikings coach.

  15. Kwesi Adopho-Mensah is a Magician says:

    Getting the gang back together again to recreate the magic of losing in the first round of the playoffs.
    +++++
    Welp it’s better than keeping the gang together for 3 years just to have to fire the coach and GM (and keep the 34 yo qb with one career playoff win).. Enjoy your newest magician!

  16. This ‘Last Dance’ theme is starting to sound like the Scorpion’s farewell tour. It’s been happening every year for the last 15 years or so.

  17. No surprise, he’ll beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl 57 then join the Raiders & Fresno State teammate Derek Carr!

  18. imonlygonnatellyouonce says:
    March 8, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    The franchise tag is basically a placeholder to give them time to work out a contract extension. FYI, GB hasn’t used the franchise tag since 2012 and even then Ryan Pickett didn’t play the year under the tag, he signed an extension.

    Any contract Rodgers signs will lower his $46 million cap number this year. Same with Davante. Jaire Alexander will also sign a new contract to lower his cap number. If they cut Zadarius Smith that’s 15 million, if they cut Cobb that’s another 8 million.

    All of the folks hoping for cap hell for GB with these moves will be sad when they successfully kick the cap can down the road. Not sure if you’ve heard but the cap will continue to rise exponentially over the next few years because of the new TV deals and legalized gambling.

    Helps to to know the facts before you comment.
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    Agree 100% about the facts and the facts are you missed a few of the facts, like after cutting Harris and Cobb the Pack is still more than $27mil over the cap and you’re not even figuring in for any replacements for them. So actually the Pack won’t save $23mil by getting rid of Harris and Cobb, it’ll only be $18-$19mil once they replace them. So total they’re really going to have to clear out $33-$35mil for Rodgers, Adams and paying their draft picks unless they trade back out of the 1st and 2nd rounds then they’ll need to have to clear out $31-$32mil total. That means some of their most talented, high $$$$ players will have to go. There’s no way this isn’t going to hurt and hurt bad, the question is will they take some of that hurt this year or will they choose to take all of the hurt at the end of Rodgers playing days and pay all of the dead money for a couple of years after Rodgers retires. I don’t see him playing out a 4yr deal, not even close maybe 2yrs tops.

    The only plus I see for the Pack is they’re still in the weakest division in the NFL, but that means nothing once the Playoffs start, then the weak teams are all gone!

  19. Rodgers the bad guy get’s paid Adams the good guy doesn’t no way does he play all he can do is hold out i hear he’s mad and i can not blame him one bit they disrespected him .

  20. The tag cap number for 2022 for Davante is actually $20.1m. This is higher because he gets 120% of the 2021 number instead of the top 5 at the position.

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