NFL Rumors: Packers' Davante Adams Headed Towards Potential Holdout

A week ago, it seemed like everything was settling down in Green Bay.

The Packers had successfully avoided an elongated standoff with their franchise signal-caller in Aaron Rodgers, as the team simultaneously managed to secure his services for the foreseeable future while also lowering his immediate salary in 2022. In the same sweep of moves, the Packers were then enabled to place the franchise-tag on All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams in order to ensure his talents were retained as well for another push deep into the playoffs. The primary pieces required for another highly competitive season in Green Bay appeared to all be perfectly coming together for at least next year.

Unfortunately this moment of bliss for Packers' fans has been short lasted, while the franchise may have avoided calamity with the Rodgers' situation it doesn't look as if the other superstar involved in last weeks rosters moves is as happy with the results. News broke Monday morning by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, that Davante Adams has informed the Packers that he will not play on the franchise-tag in 2022. Reportedly, the two side are no where near agreeing to a contract extension that both parties would find acceptable. 

At this point, Adams and the Packers have a few months to sort this out but will need to find a mutually agreeable solution before July 15th or else the receiver will enter next season on the franchise-tag and that is when this could get dicey. Currently, the value of the tag for wide receivers this off-season is roughly $20 million so it will be interesting to see what the final figures to a long-term deal would be for Adams' considering that an agreement is eventually reached before the deadline. It is also important to note that until he signs his tender, Adams' is not obligated to attend mini-camp, training camp or any other team facilitated workouts.

Through 2021, Adams' played out the last season of his previous 4 year extension that was valued at $58 million when he signed it and while his status with the team has been in question since last off-season his production definitely has not been. Over the course of last year, Adams logged 123 receptions for 1553 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns; Adams is a 5 time Pro Bowler and has recorded at least 100 receptions in 3 of the last 4 seasons and at 29 years old it is clearly understandable why the superstar pass catcher is seeking another long-term deal before he ventures to the other side of 30. 

Its highly unlikely that Adams will sit out the season but it is a situation definitely worth monitoring over the next several weeks.

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