The Green Bay Packers created more cap space in the effort to bring back Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers are going all-in to keep the franchise on the cusp of a Super Bowl.
With Davante Adams a free agent and Aaron Rodgers coy about his future, the organization is trying to free up as much salary cap space to throw piles of cash their way in the hopes of keeping them in Green Bay.
On Wednesday, the Packers restructured the contract of nose tackle Kenny Clark, according to Field Yates that created $10.892 million in 2022 cap space. According to Yates, the Packers converted $13.615 of Clark’s 2022 compensation into a signing bonus and added two void years to his deal.
Packers free up cap space in hopes of bringing back Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers
This could just be the first of a few moves the Packers make to free up additional cap space. There is speculation kicker Mason Crosby and pass-rusher Za’Darius Smith could have played their last down with the organization. Additionally, cornerback Jaire Alexander is among the candidates who could receive an extension to free up more cap space.
Adams could get the franchise tag to return to Green Bay on a one-year deal if the team is unable to come to an agreement on a long-term deal with the All-Pro receiver. A franchise tag would eat up the salary cap space in a bad way, so that’s not an ideal situation, but it would still guarantee he’s in a Packers uniform next year.
And that could go a long way in determining whether Rodgers is in Green Bay next year too.
After an offseason full of retirement and trade rumors surrounding the now-four-time MVP, Rodgers, who is under contract with Green Bay, was coy about returning to the Packers after accepting his second MVP in as many seasons earlier this month.
Giving Rodgers $45 million this coming season and ensuring his go-to target is returning could make those rumors of him wanting out of Green Bay go away.