Days ago, it looked like things were going smoothly for the Green Bay Packers.
However, situations can change quickly in the NFL, not just on the field but also in the front office.
That said, the Packers’ top brass must deal with a major concern, as NFL reporter Dov Kleiman pointed out.
Making him upset will also upset Aaron Rodgers, who has yet to officially sign his new contract.
Will Adams holdout? pic.twitter.com/6ZvsryciIB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 14, 2022
Kleiman tweeted, “#Packers WR Davante Adams informed the team that he won’t play on the franchise tag in 2022, according to @RapSheet (Ian Rapoport). Making him upset will also upset Aaron Rodgers, who has yet to officially sign his new contract. Will Adams hold out?”
Green Bay may not admit it but Adams’ situation has a huge effect on Rodgers’ decision.
Contrary to popular belief, he hasn’t agreed to what was initially reported as a four-year, $200 million deal with the Packers.
Rodgers himself confirmed that the contract tweeted by Rapoport is false.
Likewise, contracts can only be signed once free agency starts on March 16 at 4 p.m. ET.
Therefore, Rodgers can still change his mind as long as there’s no contractual obligation yet, especially when the Packers couldn’t give his top receiver the deal he wants.
Get Adams, Get Rodgers
The four-time NFL MVP had several reasons for returning to Green Bay.
Regardless of those, playing with Adams must be at the top of his list.
However, the potential holdout from Adams may cause the dominoes to fall if he can’t get a good deal.
If the Packers cannot sign the wide receiver to a long-term contract, Rodgers might likely reconsider his position.
The clock is ticking for the Packers because they only have until July 15 to lock in Adams for the foreseeable future.NEXT: Aaron Rodgers Was Wise To Stay In The NFC North