The Chicago Bears are looking to weaken the Green Bay Packers this offseason.
One of the Packers’ biggest offseason tasks outside of finding a way to make Aaron Rodgers stay in Green Bay is retaining All-Pro receiver Davante Adams, who is slated to become a free agent on March 16th.
Free agency is two months away, but there is already talks of the Chicago Bears possibly looking to add Davante Adams to their roster:
Adams reportedly has a close relationship with former Packers QB coach Luke Getsy, who joined the Bears coaching staff as the offensive coordinator under Matt Eberflus last week.
Via the above report:
“GETSY AND DAVANTE ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE. DAVANTE WAS THE VERY FIRST PERSON LUKE TOLD HE IS TAKING THE OC JOB IN CHICAGO BEFORE EVEN MATT (LAFLEUR), BRIAN (GUTEKUNST), RUSS (BALL), OR MARK (MURPHY). THAT SHOULD TELL YOU THEIR RELATIONSHIP.”
“ONE OF THE UNSUNG HEROES IS COACH GETSY,” ADAMS SAID OF HIS WIDE RECEIVERS COACH IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS HIS CAREER TOOK OFF AFTER STRUGGLING IN 2014 AND ’15. “LUKE GETSY IS A COACH WHO I REALLY REALLY ENJOYED HAVING. … I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR GETS AND WHAT HE DID WITH US BECAUSE HE PLAYED QUARTERBACK, SO THE WAY HE DOVE INTO THE WIDEOUT POSITION AS FAR AS THE PARTICULARS, THAT HELPED OPEN UP MY EYES EVEN MORE SO THAN WHAT I LEARNED FROM (WILLIAMS) BEFORE THAT. SO HE’S A GUY WHO’S TRYING TO BE A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT.”
The Packers star receiver is reportedly asking for a contract to pay him $30 million per year. The Packers are not expected to give him that and are much more likely to franchise tag him instead.
The 29-year-old caught 123 of 169 targets for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2021 season. Over the past two seasons, Adams has caught 238 passes for 2,927 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Adams has been a Pro Bowler each of the last five years and was an All-Pro the past two seasons. He is definitely worth whatever he wants.