Three Reasons The Packers Might Let Davante Adams Walk After This Season

It seems like a forgone conclusion that the Packers will sign Davante Adams. But in this business, there are no forgone conclusions. Here's 3 reasons why the Packers may not re-sign their star receiver. 

 

Davante Adams is the best receiver in the NFL. His release is regularly studied by the other top players in the game and his "late catch" technique beffudles defenders and entertains fans like no other before him.

He's one of the most talented, recognizeable, and likeable players on the team.

His contract is up at the end of the year (along with every other receiver on the team), and it seems like a foregone conclusion that the team will re-sign him.

He's their best receiver.

He's the only receiver on the team that's ever even had a 1,000 yard season.

He's MVP Aaron Rodgers's go-to player.

They have to re-sign him.

Right?

Maybe not.

While the reasons to re-sign him are nearly endless, there are also a few reasons to not re-sign him.

 

1. They don't need him

I know, it sounds crazy.

Who doesn't need the best receiver in the league?

This seemed unthinkable a couple years ago when Adams was the only receiver who could win his 1x1s.

But Matt LaFleur's offense is nothing like the McCarthy scheme that needed receivers to win their 1x1s (even while running vanilla route combinations). LaFleur's offense is predicated on scheming guys open and using misdirection to break coverages.

Guys like Allen Lazard and Bob Tonyan - undrafted talents - have thrived in this new offense. Aaron Rodgers posted career numbers and ran away with the MVP, even though only one receiver on the team has any name recognition outside of Green Bay. 

This offense uses backs and ends in the passing game way more than the previous regime and the re-signing of Aaron Jones, combined with last year's draft picks of AJ Dillon and Josiah Deguara, points to an increase in the percent of running plays that the offense uses.

Don't forget how successful the Packers have been when Adams has missed time, either. The Packers are 6-0 under LaFleur without  Adams - and those weren't all pushovers: each year, the Packers beat a team that went 12-4 when they didn't have Davante.

 

2. Cap Crunch

A couple years ago, the Packers made Aaron Rodgers the higest-paid quarterback in NFL history. Then they made David Bakhtiari the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Oh, they also made Kenny Clark the highest-paid nose tackle in NFL history.

Plus they may soon need to make Jaire Alexander the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

That could make it tough to pay Davante Adams, who could aim to surpass DeAndre Hopkins (who make over $27M per year) and become the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history. 

The Packers are currently about $27M over the projected 2022 salary cap (per Spotrac, assuming Jaire Alexander's 5th year option is picked up). That's a lot of money to find. Even if they cut Aaron Rodgers, they would "only" save $22.6M in 2022.

If Adams, in an unecessary stroke of benevolence, took a below-market deal to align with wide receivers like Amari Cooper and Keenan Allen, he would still get $20M per year. That would put the Packers in a position where they would need to find nearly $50M in cap space in 2022.

Even with a new TV deal, that would be a tight squeeze.

Maybe too tight.

 

3. The Draft

The draft is coming up and it's a deep wide receiver class.

Rashod Bateman is a top prospect who could be available for the Packers in the 1st round and many describe as a Davante Adams type of receiver.  

Even if the Packers don't break their streak of avoiding receivers in the 1st round, they could still find a starting caliber receiver on Day 2. The class is actually deep enought that the Packers could pick up a couple contributors on Day 3.

With no receivers under contract for 2022, they may be picking multiple receivers with plans to develop them for the future when all their receivers (including Adams) are scheduled to become free agents.

This would be the dictionary definition of draft and develop (which, incidentally, is how they got Davante Adams in the first place).

Plus, letting Adams walk would certainly net a high compensatory pick, possibly even a 3rd round pick (the highest awarded), to help find another receiver in the future.

 

So, could it really happen?

Could the Packers let Davante Adams - the best receiver in the game - walk away in free agency?

It's easy to look at skill positions players on other teams and say "you shouldn't pay them that much," but it gets a little harder when it's a likable guy on your favorite team - a guy who is absolutely at the top of his game and worthy of the title Best Receiver In The League.

Still, it's a business, and the Packers just let the best center in the league walk.

Throw in the fact that Davante Adams will turn 29 this season and you have to wonder: given their cap situation, how the offense is designed, and the upcoming draft, would they give a 30 year-old receiver a huge contract? 

Drop a comment below to let me know how you would handle the situation.

 

 

Bruce Irons has played, coached, and studied football for decades. Author of books such as A Fan's Guide To Understanding The NFL Draft, A Fan's Guide To Understanding The NFL Salary Cap, and A Fan's Guide To NFL Free Agency Hits And Misses, Bruce contributes to CheeseHeadTV and PackersForTheWin.com.

Follow Bruce Irons on Twitter at @BruceIronsNFL.

 

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mbpacker's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:15 am

Sometime the business side of the NFL takes away the fun. Guess that is why I don't focus too much on it. But I know it is lurking just below the surface at all times.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 06:53 pm

Bruce, there are going to be a multitude of decisions about the WR unit. If MVS and Lazard have good seasons, we might keep them and draft Adams replacement. There are so many permutations that I can’t even contemplate, but if I were a gambling man, I’d bet that Adams isn’t part of the team a year from now.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:42 pm

I think I'm 50-50. The big wild card for me is what will happen with the cap. If the big increases don't kick in until 2023 and they need to sign him in 2022, it could be tough. As much as I love Adams, it's a tough reality that they may not re-sign him to a huge deal when he's turning 30. Odds are good that some other team makes a gigantic offer.

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Titletown222's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:17 am

The funniest part of this entire article is the idea if the Packers let Adams walk, they “might get a 3rd rounder”. Might?? Really? If Adams Were to leave next year, it will likely be as the highest paid WR in the game. Our compensation will undoubtedly be a 3rd round pick. It’s not even arguable.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:43 pm

Probably. I never know with that formula, though.

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Lphill's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:35 am

They will re-sign him so Jordan Love has someone to throw to.

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StantheFan's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm

You’re forgetting something very important. With Rodgers future up in the air what makes you sure that he will want to resign with the Packers. If he’s not impressed with Love and believes the Packers will move on from Rodgers after this year, it’s reasonable to see the real chance he’s ready to move on from Green Bay.

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jhtobias's picture

April 11, 2021 at 03:02 pm

Well if that is true and I'm not saying it is not only Davante knows .. Remember the packers hold the chips.. Then you Tag him create the room or trade him but to just let him walk for some low end 3rd round compensatory pick is non sense . If he wants to go ok but fair market value must be reciprocated

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dobber's picture

April 11, 2021 at 04:20 pm

The principles of cap management are set up to tear teams with large numbers of outstanding players apart. You can't pay everyone...you can't keep everyone. Looking at the flip side, the fact that the Packers have found and developed guys like Bulaga, Linsley, Jones, Adams, Clark, Alexander, Savage, Jenkins, etc., who they're straining to keep around (and some who have gone) should give us some hope that they'll be able to find and develop solid replacements...and that this team will be in a position to recharge rather than having to fully rebuild.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 06:57 pm

Wouldn’t it make more sense to save money and draft a younger, faster replacement that could grow with the young QB? Adams money could be spent on blockers and defenders. The TEAM gets stronger.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:44 pm

That's another point I was wondering about. If they re-build around Love, would they want an aging, high-priced receiver or would they stock up on young talent over the next couple of drafts so they can build a rapport with him?

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 08:35 pm

It’s double edged. You don’t want Rodgers to break in a rookie , but you don’t want Love surrounded by aging talent.

That’s why I keep saying we’re going to make big changes this offseason.

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jhtobias's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:48 am

Hey they won't let him walk that is just negligible by the General Manager and should be shown the door if this happens no questions asked.. Now if your talking about a trade/ Tag and trade O.K. their can be a discussion for that, but to let him walk for some 3rd round compensatory pick is just business malpractice ..

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

Reason 4: Adams turns 30 for the 2022 season.
Reason 5: Adams likes AR throwing to him. Love - maybe not so much.
Reason 6: Adams wants a ring? If GB is going to rebuild, this is his last long contract.

Usually, money does a lot of talking. If GB offers it up, the odds are good Adams signs, but then I don't know Adams personally or what drives or motivates him.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 01:18 pm

Reason #4. Look at what receivers over 30 are accomplishing and decide how much you’d pay for three years of that. IMO, bringing Adams back isn’t a good percentage move.

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Stroh's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm

With Adams, his age, is at this point, meaningless. He doesn't and never has, relied on speed. His ability will last well past age 30. He should be similar to Fitz and stay extremely productive till 33 or so.

If your not planning to bring him back, you trade him before or during this draft for a 1st and 3rd. According to the article he's not needed... so why keep him this year? Trade him now and get maximum value. A 3rd rd comp pick isn't nearly the right price!

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dobber's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:05 pm

Reason 7: In 7 seasons, Adams has played all 16 games twice missing an average of 2 games per year. Having had his fair share of hard hits (concussions) and soft-tissue injuries, the Packers have to look long and hard at player tendencies toward injury and recovery as they age.

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Crankbait's picture

April 15, 2021 at 07:04 am

he is a professional athlete.
Money.

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4zone's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:55 am

No Chance! Next . . .

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Lare's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:06 pm

I predict Adams will sign a team friendly deal to stay with Rodgers throwing the ball to him. He knows how that affects his receiving statistics.

If it's not Rodgers, I think the price will go up.

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splitpea1's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:18 pm

Concentrate on filling defensive and OT needs and worry about the wide receivers later. We have plenty of offensive weapons for the time being. For once, lay the foundation for an ascending defense; right now I don't care about much else.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:41 pm

If the Pack wins SB this year, I could see Adams leaving...unless he wants to stay. But loyalty is less treasured than is a huge FA contract. Happens every year....especially the words, "I have to do this for my family."

Davante is in his prime and the downward curve is closer than the start of his upward climb.

I am just going to enjoy 2021 and ignore the noise about "what ifs"

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:06 pm

Me too. I’m going to enjoy the season and hope for the best.

These guys on the Executive Board, and Murphy, and Ball and Gutekunst, are responsible for the future of the organization. I can’t believe the plan is that we’ll still have Aaron throwing to Davante three years from now.

But for the present, we’ve got a really good team with a really good QB. I’m going to enjoy that.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:46 pm

Interesting question: Is Adams more likely to leave if they win the Super Bowl or is he more likely to leave if they don't win the Super Bowl.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 08:37 pm

If we win , we’ll try to repeat.

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SugarCain's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:42 pm

Davante will be the next host of wheel of fortune!

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Swisch's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:09 pm

Nailed it!!! :-)

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Lphill's picture

April 11, 2021 at 05:35 pm

I heard Favre was offered family fued .

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gkarl's picture

April 12, 2021 at 08:45 am

I thought that was AR in case he doesn't get the Jeopardy gig.

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Coldworld's picture

April 11, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Everything is possible, nothing is certain.

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madtowndan's picture

April 11, 2021 at 01:06 pm

There are no foregone conclusions in the NFK. Except in this case.

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Bear's picture

April 11, 2021 at 01:07 pm

Let’s just be concerned about this year. Next year Adams may be in a car accident & never play again. We’re getting way ahead of ourselves.

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dobber's picture

April 11, 2021 at 04:16 pm

With that logic, there should never be guaranteed money or long-term deals for anyone.

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Bear's picture

April 11, 2021 at 05:39 pm

dobber, as always I respect your opinion. Are you saying let’s start the panic season one year in advance. It use to be play one game at a time or one season at a time. Instead of being happy with what we have it’s appears we need to worry about things that may never happen... The negativity developed by click bait articles is out of control.

Obviously, it’s a far stretch to throw in long term contracts in this discussion. Normally, with a good agent they are protected, but that’s not the point I was trying to make.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

April 11, 2021 at 01:23 pm

Adams is the type of receiver that will be able to play at a high level long after similarly aged receivers either hang up the cleats or get relegated to the bottom of the depth chart. If the Packers can make a contract work I suspect they will. The big question is whether they can do so without crippling the team.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:48 pm

I used to think of Jordy as the kind of receiver that could play at a high level as he aged, especially given his rapport with Rodgers.

Brian Gutekunst is the same GM that didn't want Jordy back.

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Stroh's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:36 pm

Jordy had an ACL, that robbed him of his deep threat ability. It meant CB played him tighter. Adams has never relied on speed in the way Jordy did. Cobb also lost a step. But Adams never had that extra gear.

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Swisch's picture

April 11, 2021 at 01:48 pm

Sad to say, it's probably way too much to spend on a guy approaching 30 at a skill position.
If Davante was in his mid-20s looking for a second contract, then try to make it happen. Third contracts are quite another thing.
Davante may be a really good receiver into his mid-30s, but probably not $27 million per year good, nor even $20 million per year.
My hope would be that Davante would sign a deal like that of Aaron Jones, which is basically for two years -- but I doubt Davante would want that.

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Crankbait's picture

April 15, 2021 at 07:08 am

Rogers needs to let go of his crutch a.k.a. Devante Adams.
He sees the field better And runs the offense better without him in the lineup. The offense was less predictable and more balanced without him in the lineup last year.

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fastmoving's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:24 pm

There are a lot of areas where free markets never work. Like power supply ("free markets" collaps not just in Texas) or infra structure in general or health care, pandemic care and many more. But in the NFL the free market works perfect. So everything will work out, one way or another but Im pretty sure that means Adams stays where he is for a couple of years.
On the other hand, you cant put 50% of the SC (AR 40M, Adams 25M, Blindside shield 28) on one pass play. So much for the "waste AR prime crowd".
Anyway, Gute will take care when it comes to it and he will make a good move, like always, thats for sure.

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Since'61's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:36 pm

Let's allow all the good players to walk. Release Rodgers, let Adams leave, chuck Jones after 2022, trade Bak since without Rodgers and Adams what do we need Bak for. We'll have plenty of cap space and we'll have a younger team and we'll suck but Love will be playing QB and Gute will happy that the team is 8-8 3 years into Love's career as a starter. What do we need good players for? We have plenty of cap space and we're building for the future. Looking forward to it. NOT.
Thanks, Since '61

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 03:05 pm

Let’s hang onto all our good players until they aren’t quite as good. KeepRodgers and Adams and Jones and Bakhtiari until they’re well into the downside of their career. We won’t have any cap space, but we’ll have players who used to be good.

Let’s try real hard to hang onto the past and not build for the future. Football is an old man’s game....keep as many old guys as we can

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Since'61's picture

April 11, 2021 at 06:33 pm

I didn't say to keep our old players I was trying to say that we should keep our good players. Sorry that my post was not clear enough. Thanks, Since '61

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Leatherhead's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:52 pm

But the four players you mentioned are all old, by NFL and positional standards. Coincidence?

It’s not that they’re old.....it’s that they keep getting older. None of them are going to be as good in two or three years but we’ll still be hamstrung by their contracts .

We are going to make one more run, but those four guys you mentioned all going to be replaced in 2022 or 2023. Time and tide wait for no man.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 12, 2021 at 01:17 am

It may be that in three years GB will be hamstrung by these contracts. If it lets the Packers make a real run in 2021 and 2022, I say So Be It.

To the extent you used sarcasm in your comment, it slid off my armor easily: I embrace your criticism of the win-now plan.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 11, 2021 at 10:01 pm

No way Love goes 8-8.

The schedule is now 17 games...

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Stroh's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:41 pm

LMAO, I had the exact same thought!

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Packer_Fan's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:37 pm

Arrgh. Why think about this now. What ever anyone is thinking means nothing. Dusty, write an article about the mesh concept. At least that be worthwhile.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 11, 2021 at 07:53 pm

I never miss Dusty's articles.

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Packer_Fan's picture

April 11, 2021 at 02:37 pm

Arrgh. Why think about this now. What ever anyone is thinking means nothing. Dusty, write an article about the mesh concept. At least that be worthwhile.

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PeteK's picture

April 11, 2021 at 06:39 pm

It's a Sunday, mid April, and baseball season. What's next an article about changing the Packer colors or worse selling the team to ----- ( yup, you guessed it) LOL

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flackcatcher's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

My voodoo doll is always ready...

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Dragon5's picture

April 11, 2021 at 03:16 pm

Regardless who is under center in 2022, it will be Adams (MONKEY) enemy year (TIGER). Not favorable for him nor the Packers from a retention perspective.
Strike 1

He will enter a personal 7 year on his 31st birthday, strongly increasing his chance of injury and makes any contract longer than 2 years unappealing.
Strike 2

Should Packers move on from Rodgers, I've previously mentioned committing to a Love-Adams QB-WR combo is a bad idea. TIGER & MONKEY = enemy signs.
Strike 3 unfortunately, yer out.

If the Packers opt to keep Rodgers, benefits Davante, but strongly temper expectations as we likely witnessed not just a career year, but Davante's climax. Paying for past performance at his age, position, and injury history considered is risky business; the numerology / astrology cherry on top is unfortunately a sour one.

We'll see how the draft pans out, but given the "run it back" commitment, I foresee the potential for a rather disheartening implosion if they don't get it done this year...a tall order given the Franchise, President, Coach, OC, and 2/5 starting OLine are in their enemy year. Next year the Smith Bros & Adams will be too. Growth, cyclical in nature, does require sacrifice & discipline throughout the journey; enjoy every last drop of its sweet nectar while we can.

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Oppy's picture

April 12, 2021 at 01:19 pm

I can't fathom the idea that almost every player in a given draft class will have the same fate since most of them are born in the same birth year.

That's the deal breaker for me with every form of astrology. The idea that all people born in a certain year or cluster of months have the same fate or the same characteristics. Doesn't seem very likely in theory and it certainly doesn't align with my personal observations of the world at large.

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stockholder's picture

April 11, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Never have I been so wrong about a WR. Devante Adams has earned everyones support. He probably does deserves the moon. And if he wants to be a packer for life. I'd pay him. I believe in Adams now. He wants the ball. Give him what ever he wants.

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PatrickGB's picture

April 11, 2021 at 03:33 pm

#1. He has a career ending injury.
#2. He wants waaaay too much money
#3. He has a career ending injury and he wants too much money.

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PhantomII's picture

April 11, 2021 at 10:27 pm

Sounds like BAK.

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paulwilliamsipw@yahoo.co.uk's picture

April 11, 2021 at 04:49 pm

I thought I was safe from "Click Bait" on this website, but, clearly, I was mistaken. Extending the best Wide Receiver in the NFL is obviously a priority for the Packers and can be structured to minimise the Salary Cap hit in 2021 and 2022, before the anticipated rise in the Cap in 2023. I am a bit disappointed with the article, to be honest, as I expected better from CheeseHeadTV.

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flackcatcher's picture

April 11, 2021 at 08:59 pm

You may not want the "Click Bait". But the "Click Bait" wants you..... :-)

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BradHTX's picture

April 12, 2021 at 09:15 am

For crying out loud, people, can you stop insulting the authors of this Packers blog (and most others) — who write for peanuts and love of the team — by calling every article you don’t agree with “clickbait”? He may be right or wrong, but he’s laid out reasonable arguments for his point.

If it were clickbait, the headline would be something like “10 Packers Who Need To Step Up Their Game In 2021 (Number 8 Will Shock You!)” with a picture of Aaron Rodgers, and then the list will be all members of the practice squad. That’s clickbait, a bait-and-switch whose content doesn’t match what the headline promises.

Even if you disagree with the author’s point, at least have some damn respect for his work, please. I’m sure Jersey Al would be happy to have you aboard if you think you can do better.

/rant

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JerseyAl's picture

April 12, 2021 at 10:36 am

Click bait is when you create some shocking or surprising title that makes people have to click on the link and then when you read the article, it's nothing like the title indicated. Bruce made cogent arguments to back up his opinions. Do I agree with him? Absolutely not, but so what? To me, It's all about creating interesting discussions, which I think this did.

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13TimeChamps's picture

April 12, 2021 at 03:24 pm

I always get a kick out of readers complaining about click bait articles...and yet they click anyway. There was absolutely nothing misleading about the title of this article.

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Tedlyflyfisher's picture

April 11, 2021 at 05:53 pm

No way in hell!

We can carry on without him? Are you kidding? Drafting a new WR doesn’t often lead to much production immediately. Heck, even Adams took several years to become a reliable receiver. We just made it to the last 2 NFC championship team and are in the last years of having a HOF QB. This is NOT the time to let Adams walk!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 12, 2021 at 10:57 pm

Adams was not a One Pick.

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TarynsEyes's picture

April 11, 2021 at 06:51 pm

I would think Adams agent is waiting to see what happens with Rodgers. Rodgers gets an extension, not a restructure, then Adams may consider a deal that helps the team, but if there is any inclination that Rodgers may be gone, for whatever reason, then Adams agent will do all he can to get Adams to the highest bidder. Does it look like Rodgers will be extended until 2025, then Adams stays for 4 more, but if it looks like Rodgers is likely leaving either after this season, or the next at the latest, Adams walks away after this year.

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jhtobias's picture

April 11, 2021 at 09:02 pm

Your missing one little thing devonte doesn't control his own destiny its called tag your it if the packers so choose

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 12, 2021 at 01:37 am

That's a fair point. Moreover, the NFL's new CBA has made holding out more costly. However, the projected WR franchise tag for 2022 is...$19.0M.

Maybe GB can find that kind of dough in 2022. But I kinda doubt it.

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scullyitsme's picture

April 11, 2021 at 08:03 pm

Hell, why not. Most here think mvs is ready to take over and dominate anyway, or they think we don’t need receivers in today’s nfl. Draft 10 offensive lineman this year and watch Tennessee 2.0. Sounds great and boring as hell! Losing would suck also but hey we’d be tough, with snot coming out of our noses.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 14, 2021 at 07:29 am

Whats wrong with Knocking the Snot Out of Them?

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flackcatcher's picture

April 11, 2021 at 09:09 pm

To many unknowns to judge if Adams is resigned or not. Besides, it not Adams, it's most of the current roster playing on 1-2 year with team option. Next time Bruce needs to put Adams contract status in context with the total team. Adams contract is one out of many factors this year that are at play. Need to acknowledge that.

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Stroh's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:14 pm

If your going to let him go, then they should trade him before this season. Presuming your right and they don't need him, you can easily get at least a 1st, probably quite a bit more!

I don't know how keeping him this year means a damn thing in your scenario. Getting say a 1st and a 3rd this year is worth a hell of alot more, than a lousy 3rd rd compensatory pick! By your reasoning, what's the point of keeping him another year?! They don't need him... right?!

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BruceIrons's picture

April 12, 2021 at 08:52 am

You keep him this year because a wide receiver turning 29 with a $16M cap hit is a much better value than a 33 year old receiver with a $26M cap hit.

It's about value.

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Stroh's picture

April 14, 2021 at 11:08 pm

Your confused. Per the article Adams isn't needed and they won't resign him. So what the he'll good does it do to keep even this year? If he's not needed, trade him now!!

FWIW, I totally disagree with the author. But if we make the presumption with the author, then keeping him this year is a waste! ESPECIALLY if you can get a 1st and 3rd for him. Your idea of value is whacked!

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Harold Drake's picture

April 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Useless clickbait. If my mother had four wheels and a trailer, she'd be a truck...

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JerseyAl's picture

April 12, 2021 at 10:38 am

See my reply top paulwilliams above.

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Harold Drake's picture

April 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

I'm very sorry to be aggressive on this point, but I would venture that there are at least twenty good stories that one could think of in the course of one minute that would have more substance than this story. Since you are a co-founder of CHTV, you of all people should be aware of deliberately provocative stories - as in this case - which fully meet the accepted definition of clickbait. It is so obvious as to be beyond discussion and suggest it belongs to the category of reality distortion field events. Now that we've successfully rid ourselves of Donald Trump and his era of disinformation and fake news, CHTV should not allow its writers to promote nonsense as in this case of DA's possible departure. If it is irresponsible to advise people to drink bleach as a cure for COVID-19, it is irresponsible to invent straw man arguments to generate hits on the CHTV site.

Of course, the Packers are so badly mismanaging the team's relationship with its HOF QB AR12, perhaps Rodgers will take Adams along with him to another team after 2021. Now that's an article I could write with plenty of conviction and greater probability.

(P.S. But of course we could be on the verge of a Packers Apocalypse and see Gutekunst burn this team to the ground with his hubristic obsession with Love at the expense of Rodgers. The Packers' current strategy seems to be the following: the team would rather gamble on losing its MVP QB who is functioning at a very high level and capable of leading us to a Super Bowl championship and take its chances on Jordan Love when analytics tells us that the odds of any 1st round QB draft pick succeeding in the NFL are under 20%.)

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BruceIrons's picture

April 15, 2021 at 09:16 am

To be clear:

1) I am not a co-founder of CheeseHeadTV

2) The purpose of the article was to explore an idea - that idea was stated very clearly in the title

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13TimeChamps's picture

April 12, 2021 at 03:31 pm

The article stated it would give three reasons the Packers might let Devante walk after this season.

The article then did exactly that.

Please explain how that is clickbait.

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Oppy's picture

April 12, 2021 at 04:49 pm

People don't understand what click bait is.

People also don't understand that they are in no way obligated to click on an article and read it if they find the clearly-stated premise of the article to be a waste of their time.

People like to bitch about stuff.

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HarryHodag's picture

April 12, 2021 at 07:34 am

Take a look at the who is the Packers all-time leading receiver and where he was drafted. Every time I read that the Packers have to draft a wide receiver number one I nearly toss my cookies.

Running backs and wide receivers(good ones) are a dime a dozen. The Packers were 13-3 last year with Adams and a cadre of lesser receivers. This offense needs passing, but it's balanced with a running attack that McCarthy didn't have.

I think the Packers should find a receiver but not until later. They have 10 picks.

The cap is real and the Packers will need to pay Alexander. That well might mean Adams goes elsewhere.

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Archie's picture

April 12, 2021 at 08:41 am

Soon the Packers will have the highest paid player at every position, leaving peanuts for the other 43 players. Way to go Russ Ball, you're a genius. Not.

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JerseyAl's picture

April 12, 2021 at 10:39 am

So you would rather they don't have some of the top players in the NFL? Got it.

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MTmind's picture

April 12, 2021 at 02:22 pm

Had to argue against a well reasoned probability. So I won’t. Doesn’t make it easier to accept though.

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BruceIrons's picture

April 15, 2021 at 06:50 am

That's thing: I don't want it to happen, but the more I think about it, the more I feel like it might. The Packers don't give out a lot of 3rd contracts.

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Packers0808's picture

April 12, 2021 at 04:43 pm

As an American WW2 General form the US said, "NUTS'!

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calabasa's picture

April 12, 2021 at 05:04 pm

Interesting article! If they truly want to force ARod out, trade Davante now for a 1st and 3rd.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 14, 2021 at 09:15 am

Knock on wood that for the past two seasons AR's has been very healthy. The odds based on his injury history are starting to build up against Rodgers that he will be healthy playing all 17 games. The what 'IF' to much of the premise of this article is what happens if Love has to step in for several games to maybe a half season and plays extremely well?

Another consideration is like Jordy injuring himself in pre-season and missing that whole season. What if Adam's has a serious injury missing quite a few games, and the Packers drafted a couple WR's who play well in his absence? If our current WR's such as MVS, Lazard, and ESB step up and play well how might that affect Adam's future with the Packers?

There are a lot of things to consider and take into consideration between now and a year from now. I love Adam's and AR but no player is bigger than the organization.

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Crankbait's picture

April 15, 2021 at 07:18 am

I would Trade him in a heartbeat for a better defensive line and develop MVS.

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mrtundra's picture

April 15, 2021 at 08:39 am

No way they let Davante walk! I'm betting they sign Davante to a long term deal just before the season starts. He is head and shoulders above the other WRs, on this team. No way they let him walk.

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