It's Far Too Soon to Panic About Davante Adams

Friday’s announcement about negotiations breaking off between the Packers and Davante Adams’ agent was hardly good news for Packers fans. When you add it to the ongoing Aaron Rodgers drama, you can see the frustration Packer nation is feeling throughout social media.

But there are substantial differences between Rodgers’ situation and Adams’. When it comes to Adams, fans need to take a deep breath and let the negotiation process play out.

While both Rodgers and Adams are under contract for 2021, the Pro Bowl wide receiver has told reporters he intends to show up for training camp this week and to play out the remaining year on his deal this season. That fact alone gives the Packers a greater opportunity to work out a new deal with Adams.

The former Fresno State star won’t become a free agent until next offseason and that means he will have a lot of motivation to have another strong season to create a greater demand for his services whether it’s with the Pack or on the free agent market. The Packers should see Adams at his best in 2021, no matter which quarterback is under center opening day.

Adams is in the prime of his career right now and this will be his best chance to earn top dollar. He will probably be on the downside of his career by the time his next contract expires so obviously, he and his agent know how important earning top dollar will be for him when he signs on the dotted line.

Right now, according to multiple reports, the issue is about money. Adams wants to be the top paid receiver in the NFL, something he deserves to be. The Packers realize that it will take a lot of money to re-sign Adams, the issue is working out the final numbers and figuring out how it fits under the salary cap.

Adams is using DeAndre Hopkins’ recent extension as the benchmark for his contract. The extension was two years at $54.5 million. The Packers are saying the average of Hopkins’ total contract isn’t as high and the entire deal should be taken into consideration when figuring out who the top paid receiver is.

The next highest paid receiver right now is Tennessee’s Julio Jones who is earning $22 million per season and the Packers want to base negotiations on that deal.

The two sides will have to figure out what benchmark to use to determine how much Adams should be paid if he signs a new deal.

The Rodgers negotiations and Tae’s negotiations are also connected. If Rodgers signs an extension, it will free up some money for the Packers to pay Adams. It also gives Adams additional incentive to stay in Green Bay as he and Rodgers have outstanding chemistry together. The two of them work so well together and often can communicate with a wink or a nod or just a look to change plays at the line of scrimmage. Adams set a franchise record with 115 catches last season despite missing four games and he and Rodgers have been teammates since Adams joined the Packers in 2014.

The Rodgers situation notwithstanding, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has a solid track record of re-signing the key players he wants to keep before they hit free agency. In the past 12 months, the Pack has re-signed defensive lineman Kenny Clark, left tackle David Bakhtiari and running back Aaron Jones to new deals before they could reach free agency. Gutekunst has indicated he wants to keep Adams in the fold and he will do all he can to do just that.

Gutekunst will also be under pressure not to lose both his star receiver and his franchise quarterback so that may work in Adams’ favor.

Negotiations are a process. They take time and they work best when there’s a deadline. So, even if the two sides have reached an impasse right now, there is plenty of time for everybody to cool off and take a break before resuming negotiations with a fresh perspective.

The Packers also have the option to use the franchise tag on Adams next year. It would not come cheap and it probably wouldn’t thrill Adams, but that will give the Packers yet another year to negotiate a new deal with their top receiver if it comes to that.

Yes, the impasse between the Packers and Adams is frustrating. The thought of potentially losing both the reigning NFL MVP and one of the league’s best receivers in back-to-back years is hardly appealing for fans. But unlike the Rodgers saga, the Adams situation seems more concrete and clear-cut and one that has an easier solution.

So, exhale, Packers fans. Let the negotiations play out and don’t panic. The Packers still have time to work out a new deal with Davante Adams. Now, we have to hope that they will.

You can follow Gil Martin on Twitter @GilPackers

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Coldworld's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:19 pm

It’s never too early to panic, it just may seem foolish later.

More seriously, the odds on the parties being on the same page at this point in time were negligible after the recent paradigm busting WR contract and uncertainty Rodgers. Ironically, Rodgers could be the main reason that the Packers aren’t willing to move even without the recent price dislocation. If Rodgers were happy, a massive Adams contract would make more sense for as long as he stayed. Perhaps some irony in their seeming mutual reinsurance.

I see no indication from Adams that he will not turn up and play. He’s always been professional. If that changes, trade him. He can be moved much more easily than Rodgers. Start the cap recovery for picks or a player. Rodgers might not like it, but Love will not miss what he’s never had and future options expand.

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murf7777's picture

July 25, 2021 at 09:00 am

I would add….just because some team is willing to pay Hopkins absurd 27+M per doesn’t mean the Packers should do anything close to that number. No WR is worth using up that much of the SC.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm

I won't be panicking about Adams. He's almost 30. His game is explosion. That's his biggest elite trait - and also the one to go first. Signing him at 27m AAV for 3-4 years because the Cardinals are morons would be idiotic. If he wants a bigger deal, by all means, let him seek trade compensation: After Gute tags him. If he can't find appropriate compensation for GB (1st rounder and a useful player at minimum), then he plays on the tag and we get a 3rd rounder compensatory pick for him in May of 2024.

But when you consider that Last Dance Bullshit meme he put up with the Diva (I mean, 12): this isn't just about money. He's no Pippen, and his royal highness ain't no MJ. Tell Adams to play and dare ARod to retire. Adams will play and ARod will either show up, or show that he is so immensely into his own fee-fees that he will give up 130 million dollars, and ensure that his football epitaph reads: "Quitter" on the top line.

Ok Aaron. Retire. See you before week 1. You too, Davante.

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Qoojo's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:32 pm

I thought it was funny. My first thought was that those two won championships, and were dominant. Football and basketball are not really a very good comparison, but I am not the one that started it.

It kind of hints at how delusional these two might be if they consider themselves on the same level as MJ and Pippen. If the last dance reference was more about one last year together, then it's not so bad.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:36 pm

I don't want to lump Adams and Rodgers together. Adams is trying to negotiate an extension at a highly appropriate time. Rodgers is trying something else.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:54 pm

That's very fair, and I thought the same. Then I saw the Last Dance Meme he shared. Even if ALL Adams is saying is that it's the last time around with ARod, it's still inappropriate. The man has never been to a super bowl. Pippen had won FIVE titles at that point.

Get your money, Davante. But shut the eff up about all the ARod crap. Leave the diva alone.

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Cubbygold's picture

July 24, 2021 at 01:12 pm

Agree with the sentiment 100%, but also hoping this all works out.

I feel bad for MLF, who has done nothing but exceed expectations since coming in and is a major reason for 12s MVP season. He has to just be shaking his head everyday watching this fall apart on him.

Hope gute gets a great return on whoever he needs to trade to give MLF a competitive team.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 24, 2021 at 02:49 pm

I do too, CG. I'd love to have Adams back at 20m AAV for 3 years. Just not at 27 for 4... And, while Adams won't give the Packers a discount, I do think if they happen to be the highest bidder, he will not hesitate to sign with them. I do think with him it's mostly about money. As it should be.

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murf7777's picture

July 25, 2021 at 09:09 am

Don’t feel sorry for Mlf. How many first time HC got such a great opportunity to start his HC career. Now, if Rodgers leaves we will see how good MLF really is. For many reasons, I believe he will do good.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 24, 2021 at 04:32 pm

Awesome post Bearmeat!

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Qoojo's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:39 pm

I was panicking more at the prospect of the packers signing two aging players, that would take up potentially more than 25% of the team's cap space for years. The 2022 salary cap doesn't look too promising for the packers right now. According to spotrac, they take up about 29% of the 2021 team salary as is.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm

If they trade ARod in March, things open up significantly. Then they can tag Adams and sign Jaire and possibly even re-up Amos and Savage.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 24, 2021 at 07:55 pm

losing Jaire would be a tragedy.

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Guam's picture

July 24, 2021 at 02:37 pm

Thank you Qoojo! Your comment is perfect. Adams is going to be 30 at the start of his next contract and most WRs start to decline earlier than later. Age is the deadly enemy of speed and quickness. Let him go to another team at $27 million a year and collect the third round comp pick as well as save your cap.

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Coldworld's picture

July 25, 2021 at 08:18 am

If Rodgers was still here and looking good, I might consider keeping them together. If indeed Rodgers wants out, the logic was dramatically weaker even before the WR salary bomb this week. Rodgers might be the reason we are having this discussion on Adams.

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croatpackfan's picture

July 25, 2021 at 12:47 am

I do not know about you, but Aaron Rodgers is definitely NOT the reason why I'm here. I was his huge fan, now, with his behavior he ruined that. He became just player who plays very well to excellent and he could help team I'm rooting for to win all. Nothing more and nothing less.

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MITM's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Add Zadarius Smith now as another unhappy player we shouldnt panic about yet.

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Bearmeat's picture

July 24, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Why would Z be unhappy? Because he posted that he needs a realtor? Maybe he just wants to sell his house? He just got renegotiated, and I'd imagine a re-up is coming this offseason if he wants it.

I guess it's possible that Z is regretting being a veteran with ARod on the outs? But unlike with ARod, we can assume good intent with Z and others. Z hasn't gone around moaning "it's about the people" while saying that his "life is a beautiful mystery" for 8 months.

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Coldworld's picture

July 24, 2021 at 02:04 pm

He stated 35 minutes later that he wants a new house in GB. That did allegedly start someone “in the league”—as vague as you get, speculating that he’s unhappy because he wants to stay longer and is worried they shifted the cap hit forward ... which was why they did it! That was a completely open secret and it’s why these clauses exist as well. Yes he loves the nightlife and climate in GB he is planning to retire here.

I wondered if anyone would swallow this. I heard it yesterday. Funny it’s one of the Shefter had no knowledge of or contact with Rodgers proponents.

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July 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 25, 2021 at 09:08 am

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TarynsEyes's picture

July 25, 2021 at 10:39 am

Streameast.live

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TarynsEyes's picture

July 24, 2021 at 03:32 pm

"Adams wants to be the top paid receiver in the NFL, something he deserves to be."

This is a type of thinking that gets teams in trouble with the salary cap, Everyone deserves this and that. It's the 'No Matter What' mentality. How can a team win without this most deserving player, and yet they do, Hopkins got the most ridiculous deal from Arizona, and yet they were only as good before they got him. He didn't transform the team, but the 'No Matter What/He Deserves It' mentality convinced themselves of such with a different player every year.

The Packers have numerous players that have been awarded contracts with this mentality and have found themselves in the same place yearly. How many times have many here talk about how a deal became bad the very next season when the player failed to live up to the cost?

Paying Adams this amount of money is paying for the past seasons and not paying him for the dropoff that will be because the other dynamic part won't be in the equation, Rodgers. Say what you will, but WR's that have a change in QB, whether with the same or different team never live up to the money.

Adams wants all he can get and he knows he won't produce the same without Rodgers, and doesn't give a shite, because it's about the money, not deserves.

A WR is sometimes a beautiful piece of wood that can be molded into a beautiful thing, as long as the person making it so is a craftsman of high ability. You're likely to be willing to overpay for that piece because you have the craftsman to keep it that way. Let the craftsman leave and that piece begins to look ordinary as the connection to its beauty has left and the apprentice craftsman can't maintain the upkeep needed. The value has dropped and you wouldn't pay as you once did/would again for it, and shouldn't. That's when you get rid of it for as much as possible, and tagging it with a price still too high, won't make it what it was either.

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croatpackfan's picture

July 25, 2021 at 12:52 am

Well, Davante proved he can play on the high level without Aaron Rodgers - and he proved that twice (2 collarbones!)...

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TarynsEyes's picture

July 25, 2021 at 10:42 am

Rodgers broke his collarbone the first time in 2013, Adams was drafted by GB in 2014.

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jhtobias's picture

July 24, 2021 at 01:06 pm

This is awesome ! you know if Aaron Rodgers does come back this year he is going to hook Davante Adams up with like 300 - 500 Targets to make sure Davante is first in receptions yards and touchdowns Davante gonna get 30 million a year guaranteed after this on the open market .

All other Packer receivers, running backs, tight ends are gonna be like this sucks . Rodgers changing all plays at the line of scrimmage to go to Davante . Winning ain't the goal this year for Rodgers hooking his guys up is .

What is lafluer or gute gonna do bench Rodgers LOL. Do yourself a favor Murphy and Gute before you lose more and more players on this team .. Move Rodgers, you guys made the call to get Jordan Love knowing the type of guy Rodgers is and lets have a real season win or lose.

If I'm Lafluer and offered an extension I'm thinking real hard about this and looking at other opportunities after my contract is up.

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Coldworld's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:09 pm

If I’m LaFleur I’m deeply frustrated with Rodgers but aware that if he goes my timer likely resets and I can do it entirely as I wish it to be attempted. Silver linings.

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ricky's picture

July 24, 2021 at 01:11 pm

So, Mr. Martin, you sense that there is "panic" among the Packers faithful? Or are you reading and listening to the pundits, both exclusively GB fans and those who just cover the NFL, and are reacting to their own panic about the possibility of losing two top players in two years? Because I don't sense any panic. What I do sense is that the fans are willing to let things play out, as you suggested. That the tide has turned strongly against Rodgers, and that overpaying Adams is not a good idea. The reasons the fan base is sanguine about losing Adams has been discussed previously- that when he misses games, the ball is spread around more, and the team (note: T-E-A-M) still wins. And that is the bottom line. Win, and nobody cares. Lose, and walk the plank.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 01:36 pm

In the last two NFCC games...in other words crunch time...DA17's line is: 18/205/11.3/1 TD.

Oh yeah, we were 6-0 in the 6 games he missed the last two years.

That's all I got.

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Packers0808's picture

July 24, 2021 at 01:43 pm

I wonder if this could lead to La Fluer saying F*ck this mess and get out sooner than later. He didn't get hired to deal with divas!

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Coldworld's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:11 pm

Yes, he did in fact, unless he was totally ignorant of events leading to the opportunity.

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Packers0808's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:00 pm

Disagree I bet he thought he was to be dealing with men not some little hurt
feeling diva.

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Coldworld's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:14 pm

So he was clueless about Mr Rodgers involvement in creating the appointment and why Murphy had to tell him not to be the problem. Even if nobody told him on the Packers he’d have to be totally out of touch with league personnel and avoid any research. I doubt that he’s that naive based upon what I’ve seen of him. He certainly knew by the end of his first year.

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Packers0808's picture

July 24, 2021 at 09:07 pm

If he had to find out at end of first year. ummm too late he already was head coach who I guess inherited a head case in Rodgers.

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Coldworld's picture

July 25, 2021 at 08:26 am

If he didn’t know at hiring then he was probably the only person in football. Even if he were that outlier, he stuck through outright public, private and on field opposition. I doubt he’s going to crumble now. In fact, Rodgers departure would likely take off pressure on LaFleur as he grows as a coach.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 24, 2021 at 04:16 pm

Both Adam's and Rodgers simultaneously posting last dance photos. Are there some of you niave enough that still believe Adam's straight face proclamation that there was zero coordination for the top 5 WR's to skip OTA's. If you do I will sell you a bridge in Afghanistan. Bull shit!!!

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wiremans12's picture

July 24, 2021 at 04:38 pm

Something Packer fans need to realize we are in a rebuilding mode and we have a clueless
GM at the helm get ready for the 70's and 80's all over again .

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:52 pm

That "clueless" GM took over a 6-9-1 record when he was hired. Because of his drafts, trades and FA signings, they have gone 14-4 the last two years. I'll take that kind of clueless GM any day.

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White92's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:58 pm

Close, but when he was hired they had been 7-9 the previous season with Hundley making 9 starts. Then they went 6-9-1 after his 2018 draft in which he drafted a punter and a long snapper. Apparently he thought the roster was already pretty good to make those picks. That draft yielded Jaire and MVS and very little else.

Signing the Smith bros then allowed him to draft a project in the first round in 2019. While the project may be working out, the signings have made the cap a challenge.

The 2020 draft disaster should have gotten him fired. He channeled his inner Ryan Pace to trade up for a questionable QB prospect who ended up inactive the entire season all the while pissing off his best player.

This guy is no Ron Wolf and may be an average GM if not for the 2020 debacle. The sooner they get rid of him, the quicker they can undo the damage.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 07:53 pm

You're basing his qualities as a GM on a couple of late round draft picks? That draft also produced a Pro Bowl shutdown CB and a starting WR. Most teams would consider that a successful draft. 2020?.....damn, how about we give these guys 2-3 years in the league before we call it a disaster.

But let's fire a GM who has orchestrated a comeback from 7-9 and 6-9-1 seasons to 28-8 and two NFCC games. Makes perfect sense.

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White92's picture

July 24, 2021 at 09:07 pm

Close again, but the disaster was that he didn't realize he was 1 or 2 good players away from a Lombardi trophy and instead threw away 2 draft choices for a guy he knew full well wouldn't start for at least 2 years. The waste of the 2 late round picks in his first draft was just a very bad one .

How often are you just a player or two from winning it all? These opportunities don't come around often and this GM completely wasted this one.

Funny, Jerry Krause thought he was the smartest GM in the league too and led the team into a wilderness they still haven't recovered from. I hope this doesn't happen to the Packers.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 09:34 pm

"Funny, Jerry Krause thought he was the smartest GM in the league too"

Smart enough to build a 6 time championship dynasty. Your point?

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White92's picture

July 25, 2021 at 07:05 am

Krause didn't draft Jordan just as Guntekunst didn't draft Rodgers. Both however managed to annoy the star player.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 25, 2021 at 10:56 am

I think BG is an above average GM, and I'm glad to have him. You think he's a bum and should be fired. You're not going to change my mind and I'm not going to change yours.

Have yourself a wonderful day.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 24, 2021 at 11:08 pm

JUST WOW!!!

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Oppy's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:10 pm

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stockholder's picture

July 24, 2021 at 04:40 pm

At 27 million dollars? To soon to panic? No Thank YOU! The NFL cap was put in place just to stop Divas. And as far as I'm concerned; Adams was over-paid to start with. Sure he lived up to his contract. His improvement was obvious. But like other great Packer WRs. The team carried on without them. And where's the investment if he blows out his knee. I hope somebody puts sense back into Adams head. That he can swallow his pride. That Franchise tags are there just for this reason. It seems the money is more important then the goal now.

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packer132's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:16 pm

Stockholder; good post, as many Packer fans think money grows on trees.

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scullyitsme's picture

July 24, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Well I see cheesehead tv is still on the front office can do no wrong train. They wouldn’t pay a special teams coordinator, they screw up jimmy Leonard, Rodgers, Adams and now Zadarius all unhappy. What will it take before this site sends a mild criticism towards the FO. The sad thing is I could’ve been on board if they would’ve just had the balls to trade Rodgers and Adams and start new but they keep wanting this in between land where only they live. It’s pissing people off, the longer this goes the worse it gets. Maybe when it’s time for Lafleur’s contract and he says no, he’s moving on, people will wake up.

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packer132's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:22 pm

Simmer down; Leonard said coaching at Wisconsin is a dream job, and thats no fault of management. Adams wants $28 million, and they have 6 players taking in $120 million. The other 47 guys need to get paid something. LaFleur is still learning, and could have a long tenure as the Packers head coach. Z Smith was joking.
Za'Darius Smith
@zadariussmith
Are you guys crazy😂😂😂 the Market is up! I’m just trying to find a new house
5:47 PM · Jul 23, 2021

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scullyitsme's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:15 pm

Right they are all coincidences… the packers moved smiths money into a bonus, making his cap hit 28mil next year… basically saying your in a one year contract. Leonard went to an interview and didn’t like what he heard, Adams and Rodgers have been talked about enough…. Low balling special teams has made us almost last in the league for years. Basically gute and Murphy’s master plan is to have Adams, Rodgers, and zadarius all play like gang busters knowing they will be cut and traded next year. They are playing madden franchise mode. They are not dealing with reality

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Coldworld's picture

July 25, 2021 at 10:18 am

There are plenty of things to criticize Murphy and co. over, but criticism for baseless reasons is not helpful. If someone can give me a valid (and supported) reason why Rodgers is walking away with our best roster in years after we arguably should have reached the Super Bowl at least with the prior one, I’d certainly call for dramatic change. The fact is, no valid theory or explanation has been put out there that justifies Rodgers not fulfilling his contract even remotely, just ones that suggest ego and pique to the point of cutting off his nose to spite his face.

Why would they trade Adams at this point? He’s been a good soldier. If that changes, certainly trade him. As for Rodgers, get the most for him. That’s not easy at this point in the year and particularly as the chances he’d agree to play for most teams are minimal. He’d more likely sit out. Absent a desperation trade after injury, the best chance of value is next off season. Despite the drama, probably better to wait (there would be drama anyway).

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Crankbait's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:43 pm

Gute and the FO have destroyed our potential to reach the Super Bowl this season.
Yes, Rogers has lost so many championship games recently but those games exposed our lack of talent in the trenches and coaching more so than Rogers deficiencies.
Why can't this organization get its shit together when they have so much going for them?

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:47 pm

I'm confused. This team can't win championship games because it has a lack of talent and crappy coaching because of our FO.
Then you say they have so much going for them. Which one is it?

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Crankbait's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:06 pm

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Crankbait's picture

July 24, 2021 at 05:49 pm

You'll figure it out just think a little.

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13TimeChamps's picture

July 24, 2021 at 06:23 pm

Nope...still nothing. Why don't you enlighten me?

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HarryHodag's picture

July 25, 2021 at 06:26 am

(sarcasm follows) Yup, the Packers are totally without talent. They are inept. They have no players capable of playing in the NFL.

"Why can't this organization get its****together when they have so much going for them?"

The first half of your sentence disputes the second half. If the organization has so much going for them, then they apparently already have it going for them.

Are you really serious?

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Coldworld's picture

July 25, 2021 at 10:21 am

How is it not the person who seems to be saying I will breach my contract who is not to blame? What have they done to make it illogical to lead this roster. If you can’t answer that, ask the one breaking his agreement not the FO why he’s not going to lead this team this year.

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EddieLeeIvory's picture

July 24, 2021 at 09:57 pm

Enough with all the bullchip. Let's play some football.
And this just in: the Bucks have won just as many Super Bowls as the Vikings have!

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nostradanus's picture

July 25, 2021 at 07:37 am

Should be a very interesting camp and year.

Usually it’s teams that actually win the championship that start to fall apart like this, everyone thinking they deserve a new contract.

So it’s interesting this is happening even though Mr Man bun is 1 & 4 in championship games.

Win a flipping super bowl this year Aaron, then you can be on your way and as for Adams, we will most likely keep him around to win several championships with Love.

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LambeauPlain's picture

July 25, 2021 at 08:30 am

We all look for facts and data to support our positions. Where is gets out of whack is when folks use opinions, false info and feelings to support narratives that encourage divisions and generate name calling and anger.

I admit I was upset when Rodgers started his drama miniseries on draft day, mainly because his "supposed" reasons for being upset seemed to be petty, arrogant, and incredibly self centered.

Now I am ambivalent. The grateful Rodgers of 2018 who signed the largest NFL in history has no leverage over the grudge holding, vindictive Rodgers of 2021.

Davante is at least making a negotiating business decision based what he and his agent now view as WR market value after Hopkins jaw dropper. But regardless, he will be handsomely paid this year, and even 2022 should the Packers franchise tag him, or trade him before expiration or let him walk. His leverage is sub par too is if he continues to demand the TOP WR deal in the NFL.

Hand ringing, complaining, and blame gaming is simply all narrative building...and narratives can collapse like a house of cards...and frequently do.

Fo Pack Go! Enjoy TC!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 25, 2021 at 08:37 am

I have to start off and say Adam's seems to be a wonderful human being up to this point. Good dad and husband! Everything up to this point regarding Adam's says he is the type of player the GBP's need to keep.

However, the Adam's situation in my view is why Rodger's should be traded. My radar seems to be picking up on the strong 'likelihood' Rodger's is negatively trying to affect the team thru players like Adam's to force his trade. Sure I cannot verify it, but you have the top 5 WR's skipping OTA's. Adam's wanting crazy money seemingly to force a trade so he can hopefully follow Rodgers wherever he ends up. Sure Adam's wants big dollar but his biggest motivation is likely the NFL Hall of Fame, and the only way he will get there is with Rodgers throwing to him a bazillion times per game and he knows it.

Both players simultaneously posting photos of Pippen and MJ of the last dance. There appears to be collaboration going on. It makes me think of that unhappy negative employee in the corporate world, and how they pull everyone else down around them. You know that employee who gives management their 2 week notice, but in the meantime is downloading employee and client databases, while talking to other employees about management?

Time to cut bait! I am a supporter of the FO, but how this shakes out will be a real testament about them. I sure hope they have a very good well laid out plan about diva, and Adam's.

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jhtobias's picture

July 25, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Look I'm not gonna judge Jordan Love until we see a full season out of him .. What is stupid about this whole thing is this is only the beginning of the drama and training camp hasn't even started ..

Front Office swallow your pride and move Rodgers " It doesn't matter who what where why is at fault only that the relationship is over and beyond toxic.

Yes, I know about dead money this year and next with Rodgers, but this is still a cap win for the packers if he is moved Rodgers will cause so much Drama in this organization going forward and by showing up for training camp he can still get his money and be the greatest distraction of all time ..

Put it out publicly that you want two first round picks , a second and two thirds and a great young player for Rodgers . If no afc team bites fine at least you put the crap back on Rodgers saying hey man we tried to move you but no one wants you sorry . If someone takes the offer build around love move on.

It no longer matters that Love may or not be ready game over !! Ted Thompson at least recognized when Favre wanted back that the legend and distraction outweighed the image of trading a hof mvp and moved foward.

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flackcatcher's picture

July 25, 2021 at 01:36 pm

The problem is Rodgers has been exposed as a massive head case. What owner who is running a negative Cap (and that is most of the league) is going to take a flyer on a 37 year old, who, as reported, is demanding a veto on player transactions. Not even the late Al Davis would put up with something like that. In any case, it's the end game between Rodgers and the Packers, and truth be told, Rodgers has no leverage left. What little he had, he pretty much burned down his own house with his and his people's behavior. Report and play, or sit out the season. That's his choices. I'm uncertain on what Rodgers does now. But he put himself there, no one else did. His choice. His responsibility.

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PAPackerbacker's picture

July 25, 2021 at 03:44 pm

When Adams was hurt and missed games Green Bay played well without him. Sure Adams is a great receiver. I don't think anyone will dispute that fact. But the other receivers stepped up and got the job done when Adams could not. Could it be the success was due to the fact that Rodgers was actually looking for the open receiver when Adams was not playing? Something he should be doing anyhow, whether Adams is playing or not. Green Bay has talented receivers that can win games. But you have to throw them the ball when they're open. It's been proven it can be done. It can be done again. Why panic? The talent is there to win. Spread the wealth. Go! Pack! Go!

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