While Davante Adams may reportedly be willing to reopen negotiations with the Green Bay Packers on a long-term deal, he’s not going to compromise on his ultimate goal of being the league’s highest-paid wide receiver.
Earlier today, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst made it clear that the organization wants to keep the four-time Pro Bowler beyond this season. Adams is entering the final year of his contract
“It’s very important to us moving forward that he’s a part of our football team and finding a way to make that work,” Gutekunst told reporters.
Well, if Gutekunst is serious about those words, he had better prepare to pay up. Adams said in his press conference following today’s training camp practice that he’s “earned the right to be paid the highest in the league.”
Asked if he’d possibly accept less than that, Adams said “it’s not gonna happen.”
Davante Adams’ turn to speak: Says he won’t sign a deal that doesn’t make him the highest-paid WR in the NFL. “I’ve earned the right to be paid the highest in the league.”
Says both sides have sadly not made any progress. “If you play well, you’re supposed to get compensated.”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 28, 2021
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 28, 2021
Adams will turn 29 in December. If he’s looking for the largest contract overall, it will have to top Amari Cooper’s $100 million deal.
However, if it’s highest-AAV that Adams is after, he’ll need more than the $27.2 million that DeAndre Hopkins is getting from the Arizona Cardinals.
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