Davante Adams Rumors: WR Open to Contract Talks With Packers Amid Aaron Rodgers Buzz

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 26, 2021

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 03: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Aaron Rodgers #12 after scoring a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter in the game at Soldier Field on January 03, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers star Davante Adams "is willing to listen to any contract discussions the team would like to have," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This comes after Schefter reported the Packers are nearing an agreement with Aaron Rodgers that will result in him suiting up for the team in 2021.

Adams is entering the final year of his four-year, $58 million contract, which has provided a subplot surrounding the Packers amid the ongoing saga with Rodgers.

During an appearance in May on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the four-time Pro Bowler said he might have to weigh his own long-term future with the team if Rodgers were to walk away:

Herd w/Colin Cowherd @TheHerd

"We've established a lot together. It would change a lot. It doesn't mean I'd be gone, but I'd definitely have to do some extra thinking if my guy wasn't here."<br><br>— <a href="https://twitter.com/tae15adams?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tae15adams</a> on potential future in Green Bay if Aaron Rodgers doesn't remain a Packer: <a href="https://t.co/nHHnPRpbiK">pic.twitter.com/nHHnPRpbiK</a>

The two weren't exactly subtle when they both shared the same photo of Chicago Bulls legends Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan on Instagram over the weekend, seemingly alluding to what could be a last dance in Green Bay:

Matt Schneidman @mattschneidman

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have the same Instagram story up right now. <a href="https://t.co/hDLE02V7fk">pic.twitter.com/hDLE02V7fk</a>

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported last Friday that negotiations between Adams and the Packers about a new contract had ended with no plan to restart discussions. Rapoport described the player and team as "in a bad place."

The general skepticism about Green Bay was such that some sportsbooks briefly removed their Packers- and NFC North-related betting lines.

As with Rodgers, simply getting Adams back on board is a bit of a win for the franchise as it looks to maximize its championship window. The Packers' outlook beyond 2021 may not be much different, though.

According to Schefter, part of the proposed handshake deal with Rodgers will have Green Bay re-evaluate his future upon the conclusion of the upcoming season.

"The Packers' agreement to 'review' the situation after the season implies that the team will trade Rodgers if he still feels the way he has about the Packers' culture and decision-making," Schefter wrote.

If Green Bay is unable to sign Adams to a new multiyear contract, it might wind up right back at square one in the event Rodgers leaves and Jordan Love is poised to run the offense.