Don’t worry, Packers fans…Davante Adams isn’t pushing for a trade out of Green Bay. However, when asked about the Aaron Rodgers rumors during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the star receiver admitted that a Rodgers trade would certainly make him rethink his own future in Green Bay.
“That’s the only [quarterback] that I’ve played with, and we’ve built up a special connection over the years that has put us both in really good positions in our careers,” Adams said (video via The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman on Twitter). “We’ve established a lot together. It would change a lot. It doesn’t mean potentially I’d be gone, but I’d definitely have to do some extra thinking if my guy wasn’t here.”
For starters, it’s not a huge surprise that Adams would be so supportive of his quarterback; other than the 2017 season where Brett Hundley had to briefly fill in, the wideout’s only received passes from Rodgers since he entered the NFL in 2014. Since that time, Adams has made four Pro Bowls, he’s twice exceeded 1,300 yards in a season, and he’s hauled in 62 touchdowns (including 58 scores since 2016). In other words, it’d be a little weird if Adams wasn’t wary of a Rodgers trade.
On the other side, it’s not necessarily a ringing endorsement for the Packers organization (or, if you want to dig a bit deeper, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love). Unfortunately for Green Bay, they won’t have much of a say in the matter, as Adams is set to hit free agency following the 2021 season (the team could obviously retain the wideout for an additional season or two via the franchise tag, but drama would soon prevail). In the hypothetical world where the Packers do indeed trade Rodgers, it could make sense for the front office to shop Adams even if the receiver doesn’t explicitly ask for a trade.
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