3 Packers weapons whose futures are directly tied to Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) /

Davante Adams could follow Aaron Rodgers anywhere

Adams’ situation is where this gets dangerous for the Packers.

To lose a player of Rodgers’ stature — a no-doubt future Hall of Famer — would be tough enough. Having his favorite weapon out the door, too, would be devastating. Adams had the best season of his career, catching 123 balls for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns. His connection with Rodgers grows stronger by the game.

In late December, Adams admitted that Rodgers’ fate will play a role in his free agency decision:

“I mean, I’m sure. … Naturally. Why wouldn’t it? I’m playing with the best quarterback to play the game,” Adams said. “There’s nothing other than having a connection that I built up with my guy, and playing a certain way, so there’s that expectation, there’s that friendship built up in it.”

Adams and Rodgers have both been rumored to be interested in a move to Denver. The Broncos would have the cap flexibility to sign both. Jordan Schultz floated the idea in late January.

“Sources tell me that, yes, the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers is severed. We knew that,” Schultz said. “I’m also told that Adams, given his friendship with Rodgers, has grown increasingly frustrated with the Packers’ mistreatment of one of his best friends.”

The Packers, however, can avoid all of this by placing the franchise tag on Adams. So as tied to Rodgers as Adams is, his immediate future can be decided by the Packers with some simple paperwork.

So could your typical tag-and-trade scenario, though.