Source – The Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Davante Adams reportedly agreed to terms Friday on a four-year, $58 million contract extension that includes an $18 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The deal also includes a $32 million payout over the first two years.
Adams, 25, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season.
According to Spotrac, Adams’ $14.5 million average annual salary will be the fourth-highest in the NFL next season behind those of Antonio Brown($17 million), DeAndre Hopkins ($16.2 million) and A.J. Green ($15 million).
Packers sign debatably the best receiver on the team to contract extension. I think this is a better deal for the Packers than Davante because he could’ve waited to see who would get the Franchise Tag. Also the salary cap is going to go up after the season so he could’ve probably gotten more money. I still think Davante got a pretty fair share and I think he deserves to get paid like a top 5 wide receiver.
As for the rest of the Packers receiving core, both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb’s contracts are up after next season so, the Packers have one more shot at the Super Bowl with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. I don’t know if the two aging wide receivers are going to be able to stay with pack as their total cap hit would be considerably more than what most teams are willing to spend.
Wide receiver is the least of our worries as incompetent idiot Ted Thompson hasn’t made a free agent signing since Bart Starr. I think he’s going to try and save his ass by spending big in free agency. Hopefully the Packers decide that defense is a somewhat important part of football. I think I’m going to write a blog later about how much I hate Ted Thompson and Don Capers (and maybe McCarthy isn’t as good as people give him credit for).