Denver Broncos: More Green Bay drama benefits Denver
The quest for the Denver Broncos to acquire Aaron Rodgers may have gotten a bit easier, thanks to Green Bay fumbling their extension talks with Davante Adams.
On July 23rd, according to Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers broke off extension talks with star wide receiver Davante Adams. He also said that there are no immediate plans to resume these talks either, and the Broncos should be keeping a close eye on this new development.
In a nutshell, this new occurrence out of Green Bay only helps the Broncos in their apparent quest to acquire Aaron Rodgers.
As we know, good receivers help quarterbacks and good quarterbacks help receivers. Both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have elevated and continue to elevate the players around them; it’s part of the reason why they’re so special.
The same goes for Aaron Rodgers as well. Adams has enjoyed a mid-career surge, partly thanks to the unbelievable play of Rodgers.
Surely, if Adams had Drew Lock as his QB, he wouldn’t put such gaudy stats up. This is a known truth in the NFL. Just look at the jump Josh Allen made in 2020. Stefon Diggs most definitely contributed to that large jump.
For Rodgers and his future in Green Bay, the recent Adams news only hurts the Packers, and should indirectly help the Broncos.
We’ve known for months that Rodgers is ‘dug in’ on his stance of wanting out of Green Bay. This has largely been because of the Jordan Love selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and the Packers not treating Rodgers like the legendary QB he is.
Now that the Pack have apparently ceased negotiations with their second-best player, how should we expect Rodgers to feel?
We could make an argument that Adams is the most talented pass-catcher that Rodgers has played with, and without him in the offense, Rodgers is throwing to water bottles and plastic bags.
It’s been publicly known that Rodgers has wanted another quality receiver on the team to pair with Adams, so it’s fair to assume that Rodgers doesn’t think the Packers offense has quite enough juice.
But now, his favorite target’s future on the Packers is unknown at best. Adams is a free agent after the 2021 season, so there should be some urgency to lock up Adams.
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Not only that, he was the best receiver in football in 2020, so you’d think the team would walk through 10 feet of snow uphill to get this deal done.
It doesn’t appear to be clear who between the two parties broke off extension talks, but I’d be willing to guess that the uncertainty surrounding Rodgers has something to do with the stoppage.
You see, the Packers are in a giant mess. Rodgers was mad at the team even before this recent news, so maybe this gives him the incentive to exhaust all options in trying to force his way out of the team.
Now, he has yet another reason to want out. If the team can’t take care of its best receiver, what will they do?
The Broncos are the team that Rodgers wants to go to, and this has been confirmed. Now that the Packers aren’t close to giving Adams a much-deserved extension, Rodgers should have even more reason to want to leave.