The Green Bay Packers have no shortage of drama as they prepare for next week’s training camp. Not only is the status of franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers very much in limbo, but it also appears their star wide receiver isn’t exactly happy with the organization.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Davante Adams and the Packers have broken off long-term contract talks and there are no plans to resume them.
“The two sides have been negotiating for months, but they are now in a bad place, sources say,” Rapoport tweeted.
Adams, who has made the Pro Bowl four years in a row and was named to his first All-Pro team last year, is entering the final year of his contract—a four-year, $58 million deal signed back in 2017. It’s clear he wants to make elite receiver money, like Amari Cooper’s five-year, $100 million deal last year.
Earlier this offseason, Adams skipped voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs), but he showed up for mandatory minicamp. There he told reporters he would not skip out on training camp, even if he doesn’t agree to extension terms with the Packers.
“Yeah, I’ll be here, man,” Adams said. “I signed up to go to work and play. I’m from East Palo Alto, California. I grew up with zero dollars. I’m not forfeiting any of my money that I earned and signed for already. So I’ll be there for sure.”
Whether he goes back on those words or not remains to be seen, but one has to wonder even if Adams sticks around Green Bay in 2021, is it possible they’d be without both Adams and Rodgers by this time next year?