Davante Adams: 'I've earned the right' to be NFL's highest-paid WR

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams wants to become football's highest-paid pass-catcher whenever he signs a new contract, and he won't take a discount.

"That's not going to happen," Adams said Wednesday. "It's not about being a baby, but what other profession do you take less than what you have earned? It's not how it goes. The fans may see it differently in certain ways, and I'm sure there are a lot of fans that see it the same way that myself, my family, my agent, and most of the league sees it."

He added: "I've earned the right to be paid the highest in the league."

Adams has one season left on the four-year, $58-million extension he signed with Green Bay in December 2017. His average annual salary of $14.5 million currently ranks 18th among wide receivers, according to Spotrac.

The two parties opened negotiations for a long-term extension this offseason, but talks reportedly broke off after Green Bay made offers that wouldn't make Adams the league's highest-paid wideout.

The 28-year-old earned his first career All-Pro berth in 2020 after posting his most productive campaign in the NFL. Adams topped the league with 18 touchdown catches through 14 games and led all receivers in yards per game (98.1).

The four-time Pro Bowler has averaged 87 receptions for 1,051 yards and 10 scores per 16 games played since entering the NFL as a second-round pick in 2014.

Aaron Rodgers reported for training camp this week after holding out of Green Bay's minicamp. Adams previously said he'd have to do some extra thinking about his future if the signal-caller left the Packers.

Davante Adams: 'I've earned the right' to be NFL's highest-paid WR
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