Packers: Davante Adams ‘not planning on going anywhere’
It’s no secret that Davante Adams‘ contract is up at the end of the upcoming season. Green Bay Packers fans are hoping it isn’t long before he signs an extension.
While many are concerned that the uncertainty at quarterback could play a role in Adams’ future with the Packers, the star wide receiver went a way to calming those fears.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Graham Matthews, Adams made it clear he wants to stay in Green Bay beyond the 2021 season. Here’s what Adams said when asked whether he wants to re-sign:
"“That’s the plan, man. I’m not planning on going anywhere. That’s only one piece of it, though. Obviously the quarterback situation helps it, but the stars got to align across the board as far as contractually. We’ll figure all that stuff out and let it happen. I’ll be at training camp like I said regardless, we’re going to play the season, and we’ll see how all of that pans out.”"
And, breathe out.
That’s encouraging news, apart from perhaps the part where he said the quarterback situation plays part of it. Because right now, who really knows how that’s going to end?
The Packers should absolutely have interest in bringing back their superstar wide receiver beyond this season, and they should look to work out a contract extension this summer rather than leaving it too long.
The Packers do a good job of getting deals done early. Last year, Kenny Clark signed a contract extension in August and David Bakhtiari in November. Both players were set to hit free agency this offseason but got new deals well before then. If the Packers plan to have Adams on the roster for many years to come, expect a similar move this summer.
They’ll need to figure out the salary-cap side of things, but the contract structure could actually help them save space in the short term, should they choose to go that route.
More good news is that Adams said he’ll be at training camp, which shows he won’t be holding out for a new contract.
No matter who is at QB for the Packers this season, Adams is going to be so important to this offense. He’s key to the team’s success on this side of the ball and will play a huge role in the Packers’ Super Bowl push in 2021.