Could the Atlanta Falcons sign Davante Adams this off-season?
Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers rejoined the Green Bay Packers for at least one more run at a Super Bowl. Adams is arguably the best receiver in the league and set to hit free agency in the off-season. While it makes sense on paper, Adams shouldn’t be at the top of the Atlanta Falcons off-season target list.
A lack of cap space due to the poor contracts the Atlanta Falcons have signed over the last decade leaves Adams off of their possible target list. Still paying Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley with Jones a Titan and Ridley’s future in question the Falcons aren’t in a position to take an off-season shot at Adams.
There is also the fact that Adams has spent his entire career playing with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. As a free agent for the first time, it is hard to see Adams choosing Matt Ryan and the Falcons when he can pick a situation to chase a Super Bowl
Even if the Atlanta Falcons had to cap space to chase Adams it seems more likely the receiver will follow Rodgers wherever he lands
Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson headline quarterbacks who could be on the move once the season ends. Rodgers agreed to come back to Green Bay with the promise he would be traded or let go the following off-season.
Whether or not the success he has had in Green Bay this year changes his mind remains to be seen. However, if Rodgers does opt to stay in Green Bay it would be shocking to see Adams leave and if Rodgers were to leave it seems likely Adams would follow.
Along the same lines as Brady and Gronk, Rodgers and Adams will forever be intertwined and it is hard to believe Adams will be willing to part ways with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.
Their chemistry and Rodgers’ willingness to toss the ball Adams way even when it appears he isn’t open will likely keep the pairing together whether in Green Bay or elsewhere.
As nice as it would be to see Adams in an Atlanta Falcons uniform it isn’t going to happen for a team that needs to focus on not just finding a number one receiver but adding receiver depth this off-season.