Packers are making a big mistake with Davante Adams

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

“No, no chance, no,” said Davante Adams when asked if there was any chance of him signing a new deal before the Green Bay Packers‘ season opener.

Adams, who is coming off an All-Pro season, is set to become a free agent next spring. As things stand, the two sides don’t seem close to a new contract.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers “won’t guarantee years and only will guarantee through a signing bonus”.

Adams said earlier this summer that he wants to be the highest-paid wide receiver in the league, which is absolutely what he deserves. For some reason, the Packers don’t want to make it happen.

Packers making huge mistake with Davante Adams’ contract

Yes, the Packers are in a difficult salary-cap situation. However, there are many ways to resolve that next offseason. Opting not to pay one of their star players what he deserves isn’t the way to go.

What more does Adams need to do?

He’s been a Pro Bowler in each of the past two seasons and last year was named a first-team All-Pro. Adams’ 2020 campaign was record-breaking as he set a new single-season franchise record in receptions, while also tying the record for touchdown catches. Don’t forget he missed two-and-a-half games.

One of the Packers’ greatest ever wide receivers, Adams is in the prime of his career with many years ahead of him.

Last year, Adams was undoubtedly the best receiver in football. But his average salary ranks just 19th at the position, according to Over The Cap.

The longer it goes, the harder it will become to re-sign Adams. Unless the Packers choose to use the franchise tag, but that wouldn’t be an ideal situation for anyone. Adams has given so much to this team and is one of Green Bay’s all-time great receivers, and he deserves to be the highest-paid in football.

If it’s not in Green Bay, another team will make it happen.

The Packers are making a huge mistake.