They were successful in re-signing the reigning Most Valuable Player via a three-year, $150 million deal.
But the story with the All-Pro wide receiver is different, as The Packers Wire managing editor Zack Kruse shared.
Aaron Rodgers on losing Davante Adams: "I thought based on the number we offered Davante and being able to play with me for a few more years would definitely make a difference, but in the end he was ready to move on."
*play with me for a few more years* seems noteworthy
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) April 29, 2022
Rodgers thought that Adams would re-sign based on the contract offered by Green Bay.
While terms of the offer are unknown, he believed that moving to the Las Vegas Raiders would be a better move.
Therefore, the Fresno State alumnus was reunited with his college teammate, Derek Carr, after agreeing to a five-year, $141.25 million deal.
He was the league’s highest-paid receiver until Tyreek Hill signed a four-year, $120 million contract.
But aside from revealing that Green Bay did make an offer to Adams, Rodgers may have hinted that the end of his NFL career is near.
Kruse emphasized Rodgers saying, “play with me for a few more years.”
Could it be that Rodgers’ current deal will be his last?
After all, he’s not getting younger, although he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Three years should be a reasonable length, given his capabilities.
Retiring once his contract ends also means that he played for only one team.
Packers Chose To Build Their Defense
Green Bay’s depth chart at wide receiver is passable.
However, they don’t have an explosive option that could make the home-run play.
Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Sammy Watkins are a solid trio, but they don’t strike much fear in opposing defensive backs.
The Packers could have used their picks to draft a wide receiver.
Instead, they opted to build their defense by selecting Georgia’s Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt.
After those choices, Green Bay’s plan at wide receiver remains uncertain.