Davante Adams Backs Aaron Rodgers Amid Packers Conflict

Published 05/11/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


The Aaron Rodgers-Green Bay Packers conundrum is the biggest story in the NFL right now. Rodgers has made it clear to the franchise that he doesn’t want to continue with them.

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Years of feeling slighted by the franchise have left Rodgers feeling dissatisfied and disillusioned. The Packers have maintained that they want to continue the relationship. But one of Aaron’s teammates completely supports him during this difficult time.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams spoke to Colin Cowherd about the Aaron Rodgers situation. He noted that he will always support all of his teammates regardless of the situation.

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Professional football is a difficult industry to be in, and players don’t often get the kind of support that they should. He respects Rodgers’ right to demand more respect and influence in the team’s decision-making process.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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“I defend my guys on everything, man. We all know it is a pretty dense business. There is a lot that happens, a lot that goes on here, just like any other job, you want to be happy and you want guys, once you have gained that respect, you want to be treated with that type of respect.” 

Aaron Rodgers has the right to demand more

Adams added that while he has an idea about the situation between the two sides, he cannot further elucidate on the conflict out of respect. But there are certain demands that Rodgers wants the franchise to meet.

Given how long Rodgers has been with the franchise, what he has accomplished, and everything he has done to elevate the Packers, Adams backs him entirely.

“There’s certain things that, I can’t speak on specifics, that he wants and maybe the club wasn’t so excited about living up to.

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“He’s put his body and really laid his life on the line out there for that team and for his teammates, and everything. So I’ve been behind him 100%.”

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Where will Aaron Rodgers end up next season? Right now, the situation has no clarity, as both sides are sticking to their guns.

There is no indication as to which party will get its way, but perhaps there is still room for reconciliation going forward. It would take a lot of compromise from both sides to make it happen.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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