Report: Davante Adams’ asking price for new contract revealed
The Green Bay Packers have a long list of things to figure out this offseason, with star wide receiver Davante Adams being atop that list.
Navigating Adams’ contract situation has proven cumbersome for Green Bay as the two sides haven’t had discussions since the beginning of the season.
While Adams seems all but destined for the franchise tag that would pay him $22M next season, he’s reportedly seeking a new contract that would pay him $30M annually:
Report: Davante Adams asking for $30M annually https://t.co/wHNXGbymQF— NBC Sports EDGE Football (@NBCSEdgeFB) January 29, 2022
Such a deal would make Adams the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver from an AAV standpoint:
- DeAndre Hopkins (ARI): $27.3M
- Julio Jones (TEN): $22M
- Amari Cooper (DAL): $20M
- Michael Thomas (NO): $19.3M
- Tyreek Hill (KC): $18M
The report mentions that the Packers, who are roughly $40M over the salary cap, are only expected to offer Adams a deal worth around $25M/year — so a long-term solution seems unlikely.
Where does Philadelphia fit in all of this? Well, they don’t right now. The Eagles are currently sitting around $22M in cap space and have several positions of need this offseason. Acquiring another receiver should undoubtedly be a priority, but Adams may be out of their price range.
The uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ future plays a part in this as well. Rodgers has already stated that he’ll be “sensitive” to Davante Adams and others who have decisions to make in Green Bay.
If I had to guess, I’d say there’s a good chance Adams follows Rodgers to wherever he goes next.