Green Bay could lose Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams to the Denver Broncos, who are considering a Packers assistant for their next head coach.
Speculation about where Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams will land should dominate the NFL offseason. After all, their decisions will change franchises like the Packers for better or worse.
One scenario is gaining traction thanks to Rodgers and Adams’ relationship with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Jordan Schultz laid it all out for the Game Day NFL:
Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams planning to create Broncos superteam?
In a nutshell, the Broncos are emerging as favorites to add the quarterback and receiver because they have the necessary finances and trade assets to bring in Adams on a sign-and-trade.
Why would Rodgers and Adams want to go to Denver? Because the Broncos might be on the verge of hiring Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach.
Hackett, who has been Green Bay’s offensive coordinator since 2019, completed two interviews with the Broncos already. If they hire him, he apparently has a good enough connection with Rodgers and Adams to potentially draw them in. It seems he wasn’t part of the Packers management team that frustrated Rodgers so much.
Rodgers almost didn’t come back to Green Bay for the 2021 because of his ongoing disagreement with the management of the franchise. He agreed to give it another go but the implication has been that he would leave in 2022.
Adams is a free agent and his connection with Rodgers is well-established. While he could strike out on his own, there is an assumption that he could look to reunite with Rodgers wherever the quarterback lands.