Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers speak out on Packers’ lack of trade deadline moves
Amid a general consensus among observers that the Green Bay Packers should trade for a wide receiver, the Tuesday trade deadline passed without the team making any moves. Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers shared their thoughts on the matter, seeming to indicate that they trust the decision of their front office.
Adams, who has been carrying much of the offensive load since the Packers traded Randall Cobb in 2018, told Ryan Wood of USA Today that he’s fine with the Packers’ call to stand pat.
“I wouldn’t say we necessarily need to (trade for a wide receiver) because I think we’ve shown what we can do. When I went down, guys stepped up and did what they had to do. Stepped up big. I wouldn’t say it’s a need.”
Rodgers, for his part, parried questions in relation to the trade deadline. For the two-time NFL MVP, he knows his role as the Packers’ main quarterback and will stick to it. He said he didn’t discuss any moves to improve their offense with general manager Brian Gutekuns.
“I’m not going to get into those conversations. Again, I’m just going to reiterate what I said and continue to say, that I clearly understand my role and my place on this team, and that’s my focus.”
Reports revealed the Packers inquired about the availability of Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller. Both parties, however, could not agree on a draft pick compensation.
The Packers are atop the NFC North with a 5-2 win-loss card. But they are coming off a tough upset against the reeling Minnesota Vikings, 28-22. Rodgers and company will next face the Jimmy Garoppolo-less San Francisco 49ers on the road on Tuesday.