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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Davante Adams won’t be hitting the open market after all. The Green Bay Packers decided to ink Adams to a four year $58 million dollar contract and that’s great news if you’re a cheesehead. Adams would have seen a number of offers if he did make to free agency and the Packers knew that more than anybody. Ultimately Ted Thompson keeps one of his most dynamic receivers for the foreseeable future and this is a win for this franchise. The NFC North is becoming tighter than ever with Minnesota, Detroit, and Chicago constantly improving. Green Bay couldn’t afford to lose a playmaker on the perimeter especially since Adams is emerging into an elite receiver. At $14.5 million per year Adams will be the fourth highest paid receiver in the National Football League just behind Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, and A.J Green. The only concern moving forward is the two major shots Adams took this season against the Bears and Panthers. It seems like Davante Adams is prone to taking bit hits so he has to find a way to adjust and protect himself a little bit better. As long as that happens expect to see Adams catching plenty of touchdown passes, he has recorded 22 over the last two seasons. So it was really a no brainer to retain his talents and put an emphasis on the offensive side of the ball. Which will open things up in the passing game. Now Ted Thompson has to choose between signing Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb? Even though Nelson is older it still seems like he is the better option just because he has been more productive the last two seasons. The combination of Adams and Nelson can keep defense backs on their heels for years to come. Aaron Rodgers will be healthy next season as well so this was essentially the Packers starting off the off-season on the right foot.
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