Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers' Return Doesn't Change My Stance on Packers Contract

Adam WellsJuly 28, 2021

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Even though Aaron Rodgers is in camp, the news isn't all good for the Green Bay Packers with their star players.

Davante Adams told reporters Wednesday that Rodgers' return had no impact on where he stands with the organization.

"I've earned the right to be paid the highest [among wide receivers] in the league," Adams said.

Prior to the start of training camp, Rodgers and Adams posted the same picture of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen on their Instagram Stories.

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Adams and the Packers were reportedly engaged in contract talks.

Per Tom Silverstein of USA Today, Adams' camp broke off discussions last week because the team "refused to consider the two-year, $54.5 million extension Arizona receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed last year in establishing a yearly average for Adams’ extension."

Adams is heading into the final season of the four-year, $58 million extension he signed in December 2017. His $14.5 million average annual salary ranks 18th among wide receivers, per Spotrac.

Based on performance, there's no denying Adams deserves to at least be among the highest-paid receivers in the league. He's averaged 137 targets, 92 receptions, 1,128 yards and 12 touchdowns per season from 2016 to 2020.

Adams led the NFL with 18 touchdown catches last season. The 28-year-old tied for second in the league with 115 receptions and tied for fifth with 1,374 receiving yards.