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Thegravedigger's picture

April 02, 2021 at 10:18 am

no because gute wants to keep his options open , at the packers detriment, because he is the smartest man in the universe. tyler lancaster, kevin king, awesome signings. lets run it back with the same weaknesses as last season, and see if we get a different result. were all assuming they draft a corner. Just like we were all assuming they were drafting a wr last year. Just be thankful that gute is smarter than every other man.

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PF4L's picture

April 02, 2021 at 11:41 am

:)

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PF4L's picture

April 02, 2021 at 11:34 am

Preface: Who can predict what Gute will do. No one understands him or his strategy, if he even has one.
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One thing i do know. Davante Adams is getting paid...BIG
Gute saw to it that Adams has all the leverage,

Adams is the Packers only true star at receiver, there is no one anywhere close to his talent on this team.
We don't have a #2 waiting for the chance to be our #1 receiver.
Hell...we don't have a proven, reliable #2.
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20 million/year
If Allen and Cooper are worth 20 million, Adams should get that with his agent barely trying.

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frankthefork's picture

April 02, 2021 at 11:37 am

GBP have no WR's beyond 2022. I expect 2 WR's taken in this draft; one in the first 3 rounds. Yes, we should sign DA17.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 02, 2021 at 12:10 pm

I expect this is Adams last season in Green Bay.

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PF4L's picture

April 02, 2021 at 01:14 pm

You never know Leatherhead, you never know. I don't expect it, i just wouldn't be shocked.
That's why i started my post with....

Preface: Who can predict what Gute will do. No one understands him or his strategy, if he even has one.

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Swisch's picture

April 03, 2021 at 05:31 pm

With Davante being 29 in December, it's a tough call as to whether to pay him as an elite receiver going forward.
He may still be really good for a few more years, but maybe not quite as dynamic.
It may be like the Aaron Jones situation, in which the Packers plan for two more years from Davante.
I'd like to see Davante as a Packer for several more seasons, but then there's the salary cap.
We can open the discussion up to naming wide receivers who were elite after age 31.

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Mojo's picture

April 02, 2021 at 01:30 pm

No one is commenting about the elephant in the room.

There is a distinct possibility the Pack want to move on from Arod after 2021. The lack of movement on his contract is portending. It seems they're doing everything in their power not to commit past 2021. From Jason Wilde, there are no Packer - Arod contract discussions going on right now.

Considering Adams and Rodgers empathic relationship, Adams might not be too keen on the thought of signing a long-term contract with Rodgers playing elsewhere. He'll probably take the money as long as there's a ton of guarantees.

Even if Adams resigns with a huge contract, I'm not sure how enthusiastic he'll be if he's breaking in a new QB in 2022 with a boat-load of cash in the bank and approaching 30.

I've been critical of certain aspects of Rodgers game prior to last year, but if he plays at the level he did last year, he gives GB it's best chance to win a SB for the next three years.

Did the Packers organization get such a collective Love boner, that they're willing to move on from the league MVP sooner than later?

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Leatherhead's picture

April 02, 2021 at 03:55 pm

Mojo, even without the Rodgers factor, I think it's long odds that we'll bring back a 29 year old WR at a big cost. We released Jordy, we didn't resign Cobb, we've made do with Day 3 picks and UDFA at the position. And it has worked.

Go to pro-football-reference.com and look at the receiving stats, and list the players by yardage. What do you see? Davante Adams is second behind Diggs.

But dig deeper. Organize them by age. Then you see 37 year old Larry Fitzgerald at 54 receptions, Emmanuel Sanders with 61 (he's 33), 31 year old Cole Beasley with 82 and 31 year old T.Y. Hilton with 56, and 31 year old Julio Jones with 51.

And that's about it for the geezers over 30. Adams will turn 29 this season. So, understand, if we offer him another contract, we're not getting the Davante Adams of the last 3 years, we're getting an older version of him in a league where there aren't many WRs over 30 doing a lot of damage, and we're going to be paying a lot for him.

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I agree that Aaron Rodgers is a better QB than Love, and will probably be a better QB than Love for the next three years. That's not the point. The question isn't "who gives us our best chance to win a Super Bowl"? The question is "Do we stand a better chance with Rodgers, or with Love and the players we could acquire with the cap savings"? I don't think the answer to that is quite as clear cut.

Personally, addressing the elephant in the room, I think the organization is going to take one more shot with Rodgers, but if we fall short again....for the 10th year in a row......then I'd suspect there's going to be quite a bit of sentiment for trying something different.

Aside from Rodgers, the offense is still going to have a pretty good line and Jones and Dillon in the backfield. We could draft a superduper WR to replace Adams and grow with Love. And we could use the money that would be available without Rodgers and Adams to put a better defense on the field. We could be pretty competitive right away.

Some of the posters here want to hang onto our good players until they aren't good anymore. I remember that season. It was 1968.

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Mojo's picture

April 02, 2021 at 05:21 pm

LH, I'm going to have to disagree about an Adams resigning being a long-shot.

I think they resign him for maybe four more years with a huge signing bonus. He will be one of the highest (if not highest) paid WR's in the game.

I'm not necessarily for it, but it seems to be the Packer way.

I do agree about your point on aging WR's but apparently the GB brass will look at this as the last big chance to free-up cap room and keep their top receiver.

Which brings me to the main point: they don’t seem interested restructuring Rodgers past 2021? So this is it for Rodgers; one more year to win a SB in GB with the same group as last year minus their All-Pro center and significant contributor J. Williams. No additions to date other than a long-snapper.

And this is assuming Rodgers is willing to go along with all this and doesn’t demand a trade or pout. It could get ugly real quick.

They could add additional players next year with the cap savings and move onto the Love Pack era, but even with better talent around him, I don’t see GB contending anytime soon. That’s assuming Love, who has never taken an NFL game day snap, is a least competent.

If Love does gets up to speed in a few years, the other highly-paid core player will be a number of years older and past their prime (Bahk, Jones, Adams). Then you have to replace them.

For me it’s better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. Unless Gutey’s going to flip the switch and do something with Rodgers, I think the Packs chances of winning a SB in the next five years goes way down.

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Coldworld's picture

April 02, 2021 at 07:14 pm

I think there is a good chance that you are right on Adams, unless they draft a Jefferson level player this year or Rodgers leaves. Since I think believe both exceptions unlikely, and the fact that Adams has skills that typically last longer than many, I think he is back.

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Bear's picture

April 03, 2021 at 04:55 pm

Mojo, you think the Packers would really take a 17 million dollar cap hit next year to move on from Rodgers?

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Mojo's picture

April 02, 2021 at 05:27 pm

Gutes going to Gute.

Adams will be the highest paid player at his position in the NFL when all is said and done. Just like Rodgers was and Bahk is and Clark is.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 02, 2021 at 06:04 pm

Adams might be waiting to see what happens with AR. IDK. One would think GB would back up the Brinks truck though. Probably will have to. Expecting a first or second-round WR pick.

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packer132's picture

April 02, 2021 at 07:12 pm

Hard to tell with Gute. I would think OL or DL in 1st and WR in 3rd but could be reversed. All say its best player available. If Adams gets $20 million a year, that's a lot of salary with 4 players (Rodgers, Clark, Bakh, Adams).

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Coldworld's picture

April 02, 2021 at 07:21 pm

There is the new TV contract hitting probably not til 2023, but I think a lot of teams are factoring that in.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 02, 2021 at 07:36 pm

Not this year, TGR. No WR in the top 100. Bet on it.

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