The Christian Kirk contract threw the receiver market for a loop. And while there was an obvious impact on the Bears plans, they aren’t the only team feeling the burn.
Remember, what happens in one place always has a trickle effect elsewhere. For instance, up in Green Bay, a contract extension for Davante Adams was reportedly turned down. And considering the receiver market right now, maybe it is easy to understand why:
Sources: #Packers offered Davante Adams over $23M per year – highest ever for a WR – but declined it. The NFLPA’s “new money average” says the highest ever is DeAndre Hopkins at over $27M. However, that was 2 extra years added to a 3-year deal and has skewed market significantly.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 15, 2022
Because while Adams’ deal from Green Bay would’ve surpassed Kirk’s deal and been seen as a market setter, the Packers top pass catcher might have eyes on clearing a higher bar. Most notably, leap-frogging DeAndre Hopkins’ recently re-done deal. Shoot for the moon, guy!
Adams has said he won’t play on the Franchise Tag. And until he signs it, he doesn’t have to do anything in terms of team activities. Hence, his stance in holding out for a big contract that satisfies his desires. Could the Packers make their way to that point? Perhaps. After all, they just gave Aaron Rodgers a bonkers deal. Why wouldn’t you do the same for his top target?
I guess it really is Adams’ turn to be the drama in Green Bay. Get your popcorn ready.