Davante Adams’ epic quote on why he’s not skipping Packers camp

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Davante Adams is absolutely showing up to Green Bay Packers training camp this summer.

When asked if Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams was planning on skipping out on Green Bay Packers training camp this summer because he is an impending free agent without a new contract, he gave an all-time quote on why he is without question going to be there.

“Yeah I’ll be here,” said Adams at the podium on Tuesday. “I’m from East Palo Alto, California. I grew up with zero dollars. I’m not forfeiting any of my money that I earned.”

Adams has spent his entire seven-year NFL career with Green Bay. He was a second-round pick out of Fresno State by the Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft. In the last four seasons, Adams has earned a Pro Bowl nod each year, making his first All-Pro team in 2020. He may be in need of a new contract, but he has signed up to go to work with the Packers and will not give up his money.

Adams reaffirming he came from humble beginnings in the Bay Area shows how far he has come.

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams will absolutely be at training camp

Even if Adams and the four other top-five wide receivers did not show up during voluntary OTAs a few weeks ago, it serves all of them to be back in Green Bay for the mandatory work required from them this summer. Should the Packers want to end their decade-long Super Bowl drought, they are going to need to hit the ground running in training camp to propel them into a great season.

Ultimately, the only thing that matters for the Packers this offseason is getting Aaron Rodgers to reluctantly return to Green Bay for one last season with the team. He may not want to be there any longer, but he and the Packers can get out of their deal next winter. That would then usher in the Jordan Love era under center in Green Bay. For better or worse, that feels like their timeline.

Adams saying he is not too good to keep the money he has earned shows how appreciative he is.

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