‘I’ve got his back through everything’ – Packers WR Davante Adams extends his support to Aaron Rodgers amidst trade saga

Published 06/09/2021, 7:37 AM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) congratulates wide receiver Davante Adams (17) after his touchdown in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


The drama involving Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers has no end in sight. With the Packers’ star QB first missing the side’s OTAs and then Day 1 of mandatory minicamp, a lot of twists and turns are sure to follow. 

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But one thing that Aaron Rodgers can be sure of is having the backing of wide receiver Davante Adams. Roped in as a second-round pick back in 2014, Adams has grown strength to strength with Rodgers in the pocket. 

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The wide receiver even had his most successful campaign last season being named to the NFL’s All-Pro team alongside Rodgers. The two have linked up numerous times over the past couple of seasons to bail the Packers out of trouble. 

But now even with trouble in paradise, Adams has ensured that he will always back his QB1.

Davante Adams still rooting for Aaron Rodgers  

Despite the ongoing feud between Rodgers and the Packers front office, speaking to NFL reporter Rob Demovsky Adams made it clear who he’s backing. 

“I’ve got his back through everything so he knows that. At the end of the day, if there’s ever a wonder if he’s lost a teammate or something because of all that’s come out, he knows where I stand,” Adams said“I’ll stand on the f*****g mountain and scream on the mountaintop that I’ve got his back.”

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Adams was among five Packers wide receivers who had skipped the OTAs held earlier last month. While neither disclosed why that was the case, many believe it was a sign of solidarity towards Rodgers.

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Oct 25, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates with wide receiver Davante Adams (17) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Davante Adams has perhaps been the most vocal supporter of Rodgers through the whole saga. The wide receiver earlier went as far as to say that his future with the franchise could potentially be affected if Aaron Rodgers is ultimately traded.

“I think that any GM, any president, any owner, they should want the type of guys that are backing their players, especially a player like that,” Adams said. “That’s just a good trait to have. It’s not like I’m saying, ‘Forget the front office,’ like I don’t respect what they have going on.”

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The Packers will have to move fast. If they don’t sort things out soon, the situation might go beyond the line of repair. And if that indeed happens, they might soon have to contend with their star wide receiver wanting out as well.  

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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