Aaron Rodgers is trying to force his way out of Green Bay. If the reigning MVP is successful, his top receiver, Davante Adams, is going to have to reconsider his own future with the storied franchise.
During a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the 28-year-old receiver pointed out that Rodgers is all he knows. He has spent his entire NFL career with the star quarterback, and not having him in the fold would drastically change the team dynamic.
“That’s the only [quarterback] that I’ve played with, and we’ve built up a special connection over the years that has put us both in really good positions in our careers,” Adams said, via Pro Football Rumors. “We’ve established a lot together. It would change a lot. 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.”
Though he started slowly, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound pass-catcher has been well worth that second-round pick used on him back in 2014. Over the last five seasons, Adams has averaged 92 catches for 1,128 yards and 12 touchdowns.
His production has been off the charts, so losing him — in addition to Rodgers — would be extremely difficult for the Packers. As things sit, Adams is set to hit the market at the conclusion of the 2021 season, barring any sort of franchise tag. That means that the front office may not have much of a say in the matter.
Remember when all these aging stars wanted to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once Tom Brady signed prior to 2020? Well, try to imagine an opposite effect if Rodgers does get his wish. Other stars such as Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari and Robert Tonyan could want out.
We’ll have to wait and see.
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