Packers: Davante Adams future ‘potentially’ impacted by Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Aaron Rodgers affects a lot of things with the Green Bay Packers and it could alter the future of Davante Adams. Speaking on Fox Sports’ The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the All-Pro wide receiver said he would have to do some ‘extra thinking’ if the two weren’t playing together in 2022 and beyond.

Adams is an unrestricted free agent after this season and Cowherd asked him, “…if Aaron moved on, you have such an incredible working relationship with him, would it affect your future in Green Bay?”

Adams answered:

"“Potentially. Potentially. That’s my guy, that’s the only guy that I’ve had. Other than that 2017 season, when he got hurt, it’s the only guy that I’ve played with. We built up a special connection over the years that’s put us both in really good positions in our career. Not that he needed me to come along for it, cause he was already in that spot.”“But we established a lot together. It would change a lot, man. It doesn’t mean potentially I’d be gone, but I’d definitely have to do some extra thinking if my guy wasn’t here.”"

The two have formed a great relationship and Adams tweeted a week ago: “Gotta appreciate what u got while ya got it!” and Rodgers liked the tweet.

The duo connected for 1,374 yards and an NFL-leading 18 touchdowns last season. He also led the league in yards per game at 98.1.

The Packers have numerous large contracts on the books and are over the $185 million league salary cap. Ian Rapoport from the NFL Network reported that Green Bay has offered Rodgers a ‘significant long-term’ contract offer, which would make the fan base relieved.

However, with David Bakhtiari and Aaron Jones signing contract extensions this offseason, the Packers front office will need to make some serious moves if they want to find the money to pay Adams. It is likely that Adams will command the same type of contract that Amari Cooper received when he signed a five-year, $100 million deal ($60 million guaranteed) in March of 2020.

It will be interesting to see what happens in Green Bay with Rodgers’ situation, but if he leaves and Adams follows, the Packers will have serious offensive voids to fill.