Saints should capitalize on Davante Adams’ displeasure with Packers

Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

With the news of Michael Thomas missing the start of the 2021 season, the New Orleans Saints are in a huge bind. They weren’t in a good spot at wide receiver to begin with but this news makes thing even worse, as they’re now heavily leaning on guys like Tre’Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway.

There are plenty of teams who have star receivers and the Saints need to find the cracks out there and attempt to trade for one of them. One of the biggest names unhappy with his current situation is Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, who — according to Ian Rapoport — has broken off extension talks with Green Bay.

Rapoport went as far as to say that “The two sides have been negotiating for months, but they are now in a bad place, sources say”. That does not sound good for the Packers and while it’s unlikely, the Saints should be giving the Packers a call about Adams and if there’s any chance to make a deal work for him.

Let me repeat by saying that I don’t think is a realistic scenario, but is it fun to think about? Yes. Yes, it is.

Davante Adams is unhappy and the New Orleans Saints need a receiver.

Adams is one of the best receivers in the league and proved that in 2020 by hauling in 115 receptions for 1,374 yards and an astounding 18 touchdowns. Eighteen touchdowns! That’s insane!

The Saints don’t have great assets as far as making a trade like this happen, which is why I wouldn’t get my hopes up with this potential trade taking place. Adams is going to be expensive — likely multiple first-round picks — and the Saints are already struggling in the financial department.

They’ve been able to manage their cap issues in the past but as far as trading for a superstar wide receiver goes, it’d be near impossible to make it work. Green Bay, if they were to trade Adams, would want to send him to an AFC team, so that puts the Saints in an even worse spot in a potential trade scenario.

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With all of that said, however, anything is possible. The Saints are so desperate at wide receiver that they could be willing to give up just about anything to bring Adams to the Big Easy. He’d be a difference-maker in this offense, that’s for sure, and with a new quarterback taking over in 2021, adding someone to Adams’ caliber could be the difference between a playoff spot and a losing record.