Adams would 'do some extra thinking' about future if Rodgers left
The star wide receiver, who's set to become a free agent after the 2021 season, said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd he'd "potentially" consider not re-signing with the Packers if Rodgers isn't his quarterback anymore.
"That's my guy, that's the only guy that I've had other than 2017 season when he got hurt," Adams said. "We've established a lot together. It would change a lot. It doesn't mean I'd be gone, but I'd definitely have to do some extra thinking if my guy wasn't here."
Adams and Rodgers form one of the NFL's most productive duos, with the four-time Pro Bowler helping Rodgers win the MVP award last year by leading the league with 18 touchdown receptions.
Rodgers has reportedly told multiple teammates he doesn't want to return to Green Bay in 2021. The signal-caller's frustration stems from several issues, including the franchise's recent personnel decisions. The nine-time Pro Bowler is apparently also willing to make the Packers choose between him and general manager Brian Gutekunst moving forward.
Adams was enjoying his free time on a golf course when the unpleasant news came out.
"I didn't really know what to think, hadn't really spoken to him," Adams said of his reaction to the reports. " ... It scared me a lit bit. (But there are) a lot of things that go into this, so I was like, 'Let's just calm down, see what's going on.' We'll talk to him and then ultimately try to figure out what's going on with this thing.
"I've been behind him 100% throughout the whole thing. Obviously, I'm praying everything works out, that we get him back, and we can continue to go out there and do stuff like what you see on the screen there because it's a lot of fun doing that."
Adams has led Green Bay in receptions in each of the last four seasons while averaging 1,271 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns per 16 games played since 2016.
The 28-year-old is expected to become one of the NFL's highest-paid wideouts once he inks a new contract. Arizona Cardinals pass-catcher DeAndre Hopkins currently tops the position after adding a two-year, $54.5-million extension to his deal last year, with Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones placing second at $22 million annually.