Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams has been one of many NFL’s most dynamic quarterback-wide receiver pairings. And if Rodgers decides to depart Inexperienced Bay, or retire, there’s an opportunity Adams departs from the Packers too.
Throughout his Wednesday press convention, Adams stated that whereas it is not a assure that if Rodgers leaves, he’ll go away, however he stated that Rodgers’ future will affect his resolution.
“Why would not it? I am enjoying with the most effective quarterback to play the sport,” Adams stated. “There’s nothing apart from me simply having a connection I’ve constructed up with my man and enjoying a sure approach. So there’s that expectation, there’s that friendship constructed up. There’s quite a bit that goes into it. Clearly to a sure extent, it will not be the top all, be all, but it surely’ll positively be one thing that I am monitoring and listening to to see the place he is at in any case of this.”
The query to Adams was introduced up after Rodgers was requested about his future by ESPN’s Jason Wilde, with Rodgers responding that he would not rule out retirement, and that his resolution within the offseason would require bearing in mind quite a few various factors.
The newest drama surrounding Rodgers’ potential future comes months after he made the choice to return following an prolonged offseason holdout. Rodgers returned after rumors that he would possibly go away, receiving a restructured contract within the course of and securing a bigger voice in making organizational choices. One such resolution he made was to request the staff commerce for former high goal Randall Cobb, which the staff completed.
Whereas Rodgers and the Packers agreed to a restructured deal, his future in Inexperienced Bay is something however assured. He reportedly can request and be granted a commerce within the offseason to depart the staff. The staff additionally would possibly minimize him to avoid wasting cap house because the staff would have a cap hit of $46.1 million in 2022 if he stays, and solely $26.8 if he’s minimize or traded.
Which all brings the dialog again to Adams. The star vast receiver was tied to Rodgers all through the offseason, with the pair referencing Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in twin “The Final Dance” posts on Instagram. Adams is a free agent after the 2021 season.
The lack of the duo would in fact be a serious blow. Since 2018, no quarterback-receiver duo has extra passing yards than Rodgers to Adams at 5,077. This season, Adams is third within the NFL with 1,362 receiving yards. The subsequent closest Packer is Marquez Valdes-Scandling, who ranks 97th with 427 yards.
“I have been in 4 NFC championship video games, and it is a new staff yearly, so at this level, I am simply attempting to take pleasure in it and simply go play soccer, and type of like what Aaron stated, simply savor these moments since you by no means know what is going to occur,” Adams stated. “I like being a Packer and love being right here. So we’ll see how every little thing performs out. However to a sure extent, I shall be linked to 12, but it surely’s not like if he goes, I am not going to be right here, or if he stays, I’ll. However one thing that we must take note of for positive.”