On Tuesday, Davante Adams appeared uncertain of his future. The Packers seem decided to offer him some readability.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Thursday that Adams and the Packers had been inching nearer to a deal that may pay him like one of many elite receivers within the NFL.
“Davante Adams and the Packers are anticipated to attempt to come to an settlement on an enormous contract extension. He’ll doubtless be the highest-paid receiver within the league in some unspecified time in the future,” Fowler mentioned on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” per Bleacher Report. “Most evaluators I speak to consider he’s the easiest at that place proper now. So, he’s a precedence for the Packers, whether or not Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback or Jordan Love.”
Adams, 28, was Rodgers’ high goal final season. He completed the 12 months with 115 receptions for 1,374 yards and led the league with 18 receiving touchdowns. His numbers may have been even gaudier if he didn’t miss two video games with a hamstring damage.
The information of the extension will upset a lot of groups that believed Adams could be a free agent after this season. Particularly, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who was teammates with Adams at Fresno State and has made it clear he’d prefer to reunite together with his former playmaker.
“I’d at all times welcome [playing] with him once more. I feel it could unlock some issues in each of us that individuals haven’t seen but. And I’m at all times open to that and I shall be recruiting very laborious. So when that point comes, it will likely be a full-court press,” Carr informed ABC30 in Fresno about Adams’ potential free company.
With a contract extension on the horizon, Carr’s goals appear to be shattered.
“Nicely, I imply, I’m a Packer, so I can’t actually get too far forward on that,” Adams mentioned, per the Bay Space Information Group. “When the season ends and if nothing’s discovered, then perhaps we’ll have one thing to speak about. However these are cautious waters, so I can’t actually dabble in that now.”
Final week, Adams informed Bleacher Report the plan for him was to “not go wherever.” Now, that plan appears near actuality.
The query stays who shall be throwing him the soccer, as there’s nonetheless no indication that Rodgers plans to return to the Packers.