BREAKING: WR Davante Adams Headed Towards Franchise Tag by Green Bay Packers After 2021 Season

Published 01/02/2022, 11:17 AM EST


Wide receiver Davante Adams is headed towards a grey area in agreement with the Green Bay Packers. This season, the receiver has been an integral part of the Packers’ offense but remained quiet about his contract extension with the franchise, and the franchise is following his lead.

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The 29-year-old has broken big-money extension talks with the Packers in the offseason last year. As he aims to be the highest-paid receiver in the league, he hasn’t been able to strike the sweet spot with the Packers. And since then, there hasn’t been a talk initiated for a new deal by both the parties.

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Davante Adams to receive the franchise tag

And so judging by the current trajectory of events there seems to be a likelihood that “the Packers give Adams the franchise tag following the season before attempting to work out a long-term deal.” As far as the current salary of the receiver goes, the franchise tag is expected to be about $20 million in worth, as per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

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According to him, “Green Bay has a tight cap situation in 2022 and, as it stands now, it would need to shed tens of millions of dollars just to get under the cap. However, based on Adams’ importance to the team, the cap situation should not prevent the Packers from keeping him, sources say.”

Will the Packers be able to retain Aaron Rodgers?

Adams hopes to become the highest-paid wide receiver in the league by racing past DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins has a yearly salary of $27.25 million. However, considering the numbers that the Packers wideout has produced, it shouldn’t be surprising to see Adams outstand him.

And Since the Green Bay Packers is known for rarely giving out hefty extensions. And since there is Aaron Rodgers buzz about his retirement going on. The receiver is expected to be dealt with after securing the quarterback first.

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When Evans asked whether his future depended upon the Rodgers’ deal, “Naturally,” Davante told reporters. “Why wouldn’t it? … It won’t be the be-all and end-all, but it’ll definitely be something I’m monitoring.”

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It seems that the Packers have a lot of work to do next offseason. Their ability to strike deals with the star duo will depend on how much the Packers are willing to spend on the contract extensions.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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