The Green Bay Packers have agreed on a four-year contract extension with their wide receiver Davante Adams on Friday. The extension is reportedly worth $58 million. Adams will also get an $18 million signing bonus, and there is a $32 million payout option over two years included in the deal.
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With $14.7 million per season, Adams will become the fourth highest paid wide receiver in the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown is on the top of the list with $17 million, followed by Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins who is earning $16.2 million a year and Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green with $15 million.
Tying up Adams on a long-term deal is a big move for the Green Bay Packers, especially since he became their number one option at the position in the last two seasons. Even the team’s quarterback, Aaron Rodgers previously said he hopes Adams will get a new deal.
“He’s making a lot of money this year,” – said Rodgers. “Hopefully we pay him sooner rather than later. He’s a talented guy who has just proven it week after week. He’s tough to guard. It’s tough to guard him one-on-one.“
Davante Adams emerged as one of the top wide receivers in NFL last year, when he had 997 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular season, adding 217 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason. He continued to perform exceptionally in this season as well, with 885 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games. He was ruled for the rest of the season after suffering a concussion against the Carolina Panthers in Week 15.
With Adams getting his money, the Packers have to decide what to do with their two other receivers that get a lot of money, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. The word around the organization is that they could be asked to take a pay-cut or even released.