That move created a massive void on the Packers’ offense that might be difficult to patch up.
Sure, they still have the edge at quarterback after reigning Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers signed a three-year, $150 million contract.
But his return will be unsuccessful if he doesn’t have enough targets to work with.
AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones form a solid backfield for Green Bay.
However, there’s still room for improvement in the receiving corps.
On that thought, Rodgers revealed that they nearly addressed Adams’ departure.
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In his recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers revealed that the Packers were “in the mix” for a possible trade for Deebo Samuel.
It would have been an ideal scenario for Samuel because Dillon and Jones meant that he wouldn’t be used as a running back.
He would also become Green Bay’s deep threat, replacing his fellow All-Pro wideout.
The Packers had the draft capital San Francisco might request in trading Samuel.
Green Bay would have given one of their two first-round picks in this year’s draft if the deal pushed through.
But while the idea of Rodgers and Samuel sounds enticing, it wasn’t meant to be for now.
49ers Willing To Extend Samuel
While Samuel already requested a trade, the 49ers are not giving up on re-signing him.
However, time is not on their side because the former South Carolina standout is in the last year of his rookie deal.
Ideally, both parties should agree to an extension before the 2022 season.
Otherwise, Samuel can walk away in free agency.
After a breakout season, the Niners are willing to pay a fair price to retain Samuel.
However, changing his mind might be the toughest hurdle in the process.