The Green Bay Packers may decide to tag and trade star wide receiver Davante Adams in the 2022 offseason. If they do, which destinations are the best?
There could be some significant change brewing for the Green Bay Packers and star wide receiver Davante Adams in the 2022 offseason.
Adams has been arguably the best wide receiver in the entire NFL over the past handful of seasons with quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing at an MVP level.
Despite the fact that the Packers have not exactly had outstanding alternative options at the receiver position, Adams continues to get open. He continues to make plays. He continues to dominate.
The Packers literally can’t afford Adams as things stand today. They are over $46 million in the hole to open the 2022 offseason but teams can often find their way out of situations like that with relative ease. Unfortunately for the Packers, getting out of that hole could require major sacrifice.
The team’s best bet is going to be franchise tagging Davante Adams and seeing what happens after that. Will Adams being under contract be enough to get Aaron Rodgers to stick around? Will other players move their money around? Which players will be salary cap casualties?
Those are all going to be fascinating questions to see answered, but you can bet that Aaron Rodgers’ situation will have a huge impact on what the Packers do with Adams.
They can’t let him just walk in free agency, though. They need to get some value in return, and in that case, they sort of need to let Adams approach this offseason like a free agent, allowing him to pick his team so the Packers can also get some compensation.
Which teams might be the best in the event that the Packers decide to tag and trade Davante Adams? Let’s look at five options.