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Packers place franchise tag on Davante Adams; keeping the band together in Green Bay

Written by Doug Rush

The Green Bay Packers decided to double down on 2022 and beyond.

Not only are they keeping Aaron Rodgers with a mega contract extension coming soon, they are also keeping his favorite target, as the Packers are placing the franchise tag on Davante Adams.

The Packers can now work to sign Adams to a long-term deal with the franchise tag, which is worth up to $18 million for the 2022 season.

Adams was thought to want to follow Rodgers wherever he follows, and from the looks of it, it will be staying put in Green Bay.

Adams had 123 catches for 1553 yards and 11 touchdowns in Green Bay during the 2021 season.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.