Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NFL

With franchise QB silent, Packers WR Davante Adams expects tag

With franchise QB silent, Packers WR Davante Adams expects tag

With the future of his MVP quarterback up in the air, it appears Packers wide receiver Davante Adams’ future is in Green Bay.

The Packers are planning to use the franchise tag to retain Adams, according to reports, with the two sides “not close” to a long-term contract. Adams openly insisted he should be the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver, a contract general manager Brian Gutekunst said the All-Pro deserves.

However, the definition of highest paid and how Adams’ deal would fit with any potential contract arrangement with are factors that contribute to Green Bay using the franchise tag.

Adams, 29, said last summer he isn’t offering any “hometown discounts” to remain with the Packers.

The deadline for the tag to be applied is 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. If given the exclusive franchise tag, Adams would not be permitted to speak with other teams.

Adams had 669 receptions with the Packers, including 123 in 2021 and 115 in 2020 while playing just 14 games that season. He has 29 touchdown catches the past two seasons.

Adams, like Rodgers, also has voiced dissatisfaction with the front office. Rodgers, before returning to the Packers at the start of training camp last summer, reportedly mocked Gutekunst in a group text with teammates and called him Jerry Krause, a reference to the late Chicago Bulls general manager who was seen as a villain in the Michael Jordan docuseries, “The Last Dance.”

In July, Adams and Rodgers posted identical Instagram story photos of Jordan and Scottie Pippen, perhaps a reference at the time to their unhappiness with their team’s handling of contract issues.

Adams exceeds the franchise tag tender value for wide receivers and would make more than $20 million in 2022. Because his cap hit was almost $16.8 million in 2021, his franchise number is $20.1 million.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed a two-year, $54.5 million contract that would appear to imply an average annual salary of $27.25 million. But based on payouts and bonuses, his deal is closer to a three-year, $60.1 million deal according to Spotrac.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

PlayAction Pod | SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals Prop Contest

NBA

Terrell Furman Jr. from SGPN’s NBA Gambling Podcast joins the show to preview the NBA Finals. We break down each question in SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals...

PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker
PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker

NFL

OddsChecker’s NFL Draft Props Contest  Completely free to enter. Just click the link, sign up, and answer all the questions. Whoever gets the most...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener
PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener

March Madness

Gus Kearns of the Screen The Screener Podcast joins the show to break down this weekend’s Final Four.     0:00 Intro 0:35 Gus talks...

PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4
PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4

March Madness

Danijela Covic, Co-Founder and CSO of Quarter4.io, joins the show to talk about the predictive data Quarter4 is making available to PlayAction users during...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas
PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas

March Madness

Joe Cook of InsideTexas.com joins the show to talk Longhorn Hoops.   0:00 Intro 0:49 What were the expectations for Texas coming into Chris...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop
PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop

March Madness

Tony Gerdeman of BuckeyeScoop.com joins the show to talk Ohio State Basketball in advance of March Madness

PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner
PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner

March Madness

Kris Gardner of The Houston Roundball Review – TheHRR.com – joins the show to talk about the Houston Cougars, their season so far and...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson
PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson

March Madness

Steve Rivera of AllSportsTucson joins the show to talk about #2 Arizona.

PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365
PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365

March Madness

Paul Catalina of SicEm365.com joins the show to talk Baylor Bears Hoops. 0:00 Intro 0:33 Catalina talks about Baylor expectations coming into the season...