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Cheese Curds, 3/8: Decision day arrives for Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, or both

Regardless of whether Rodgers reveals his intentions today, the Packers will need to make the call on Davante Adams by 4 PM ET.

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Well, today feels like the day that we find out the future of the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has intimated in recent weeks that he would inform the Packers of his plans for 2022 by the franchise tag deadline, which arrives at 4:00 PM Eastern this afternoon.

Much of the driver for Rodgers’ soft deadline is that hard tag deadline and its impact on wide receiver Davante Adams. The Packers are still expected to tag Adams today regardless of whether Rodgers makes a decision today — and regardless of what that decision might be — but knowing Rodgers’ status would certainly make that an easier call.

Of course, the Packers still have lots of work to do to get under the salary cap regardless of what happens with Rodgers and Adams. Contract extensions, restructures, and releases will surely be coming quickly and furiously over the next week. But as it has been all offseason, everything depends on Rodgers.

Stay tuned.

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