Davante Adams’ contract continues to look better for the Green Bay Packers.
On Friday, Ben Goessling of the Star-Tribune reported that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has signed a four-year, $64 million extension that could be worth up to $73 million. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, $35 million is guaranteed.
That could work out at over $18 million a year, making Thielen one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL. And well deserved. Thielen is an excellent player and has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with a combined 2,649 yards and 13 touchdowns over the past two years.
Rewind a little over a year, back to December 2017. Davante Adams was a few months away from hitting free agency, but the Green Bay Packers were able to agree a deal, which was for four years and worth $58 million. Adams’ deal works out at less than $15 million a year.
If you had the choice to have either Adams or Thielen on your team, who would you pick? Adams is my choice, and it’s an easy one. With 35 touchdowns over the past three years, and none fewer than 10 in a single season since 2015, Adams continues to prove why he’s one of the best wide receivers in football.
According to Over The Cap, Adams is currently the ninth-highest paid receiver in the NFL. He’ll move down to 10th with Thielen’s new deal. But could you make a case that Adams is one of the top five receivers in the league? Absolutely.
Not only that, he’s become one of the most important players on the team. As Aaron Rodgers‘ go-to target, don’t be surprised if Adams hits double-digit touchdowns for the fourth straight year and sets a new career-high in receiving yards. Adams posted a career-best 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns and could’ve set multiple team records had he been healthy for the final game of the season.
As more wide receivers sign new deals around the league, Adams’ contract looks even better for the Packers.