Rodgers lost top target Davante Adams on Thursday when the Packers agreed to trade the wide receiver to the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After one domino fell in Green Bay last week when Rodgers agreed to return for an 18th season, the team proceeded to place the franchise tag on Adams. The wide receiver informed the Packers that he wouldn't play under the tag, and even as Rodgers negotiated and signed a four-year extension he was made aware that his employers were exploring trades for Adams, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. With Adams out the door, the team now is in the market for additions to the receiving corps with just Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb the known entities at the position.
Rodgers signed a four-year extension with the Packers on Tuesday, though the deal includes two "dummy" years, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It took one week to finalize a contract after Rodgers confirmed last Tuesday he'd return to the Packers for 2022. His new deal includes $150.6 million guaranteed, and while it may be more akin to a two-year extension for practical purposes, this at least suggests Rodgers plans to stay in Green Bay through 2023 or 2024. The team can now focus on star wideout Davante Adams, who reportedly informed the Packers that he won't play out the 2022 season under a franchise tag (the two sides have until July 15 to negotiate a multi-year contract).
The Packers and Rodgers are still working out a new deal that will keep him with the team in 2022, while lowering the quarterback's salary cap hit for the coming season in the process, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Though Rodgers confirmed Tuesday that he will indeed play for Green Bay in 2022, he indicated that a new contract has yet to be finalized. Moreover, Rodgers suggested that a previous report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network outlining the terms of the looming agreement weren't accurate. In any case, the star signal-caller will be back for another season with the team that drafted him in 2004. Rodgers will also be in line to continue throwing to his favorite target in Davante Adams, who received the team's franchise tag Tuesday.
Rodgers confirmed Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he's returning to the Packers for the 2022 season. Having said that, Rodgers refuted a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that he agreed to a four-year, $200 million extension. In any case, Rodgers is back in the saddle with the Packers and is expected to be joined by his favorite target Davante Adams, who is slated to receive the franchise tag from the team by Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. EST deadline. Coming off back-to-back MVP campaigns, Rodgers is set up to remain productive as he enters his age-39 season.
Rodgers agreed to terms Tuesday with the Packers on a four-year, $200 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The deal includes $153 million guaranteed, making Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history, per Rapoport. After a drama-filled offseason in 2021, Rodgers agreed to rework his contract last summer under the condition that the team would revisit his status heading into 2022. Rodgers, who claimed his second straight NFL MVP award last season before the Packers fell to the 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs, reportedly considered retirement earlier this offseason in addition to evaluating his options with other teams, but he ultimately concluded that sticking around in Green Bay was in his best interest. Now that he's agreed to a lavish new contract with the Packers, the organization can turn its focus to addressing other areas of the roster ahead of the 2022 season. With Rodgers running it back with Green Bay, top wideout Davante Adams now looks all but guaranteed to receive the team's franchise tag ahead of Tuesday's deadline, though the tag may just serve as a placeholder until a longer-term extension is reached. On the other hand, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love's future on the roster becomes less certain.
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|4||10/02||New England Patriots||2||15.56|
|5||10/09||New York Giants||8||18.12|
|6||10/16||New York Jets||28||20.65|
|15||12/19||Los Angeles Rams||3||15.76|
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