The Green Bay Packers shocked the NFL world earlier this offseason when they sent star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a first-round pick and second-round pick.
Green Bay was willing to give Adams a mega extension (the Packers had placed the franchise tag on Adams before the trade), but the star wide receiver preferred to play in Las Vegas with quarterback Derek Carr, his college teammate and close friend.
Playing with Carr, however, wasn’t the only reason Adams wanted out of Green Bay.
He also didn’t like the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Packers. Adams said on Thursday that not knowing how much longer Rodgers would play in the NFL was a big factor in his decision to leave Green Bay.
Rodgers announced 10 days before the trade that he was returning to Green Bay for another season.
But Rodgers wouldn’t commit to playing beyond 2022 (he still hasn’t committed to playing beyond 2022, only saying that he’ll reevaluate his plans after this season).
Once Rodgers retires, it’s very possible that Green Bay will be in quarterback purgatory for a few years. The Packers were lucky to have Rodgers when Brett Favre retired.
Maybe Jordan Love will turn out to be the next great Green Bay quarterback. But so far, nothing we’ve seen indicates that will be the case. And considering Adams had his doubts, it’s reasonable to suggest that Love probably isn’t going to be a franchise quarterback for the Packers.
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