Although general manager Brian Gutekunst has confirmed he wants to sign a long-term contract with Davante Adams, the Packers will likely use the franchise card from now on.
Adams is expected to ask for a contract north of $20 million per season if he enters the open market, a deal that would make him the highest-paid broad receiver in the NFL.
Although Packers don’t have that currency right now, they can earn some informed decisions about the limit to receive below the expected salary limit. When that happens, a long-term deal for Adams could be on the table, but according to ESPN Packers insider Rob Demovsky, the franchise tag is more likely.
Demovsky went on to say that the Packers “will almost certainly” use the card on Adams. This would give Green Bay until July to potentially fulfill the long-term contract Adams desires, although doing so may not make him too happy in the interim.
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This means that Adams is not going anywhere, unless the Packer chooses a location for him through a transaction. The Packers and Gutekunst retain the right to tag Adams for the time being and find out what he and Rodgers plan to do next season.
A tagging and commercial scenario was discussed among the media, in which both Adams and Rodgers play for the Denver Broncos next year. That, at least, would give the Packers some draft capital.
But even then, the removal of Adams AND Rodgers created two holes in the squad, rather than just one filled by Jordan Love. Why would the Packers trade Love’s primary weapon just to appease Rodgers.
For now, the more likely option is for Packers to tag Adams in the hopes of striking a lasting deal. In doing so, they will keep Rodgers around and hope he returns for at least another year.
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