This report may remove one free agent from the Colts list
A recent report makes a big-name free agent an unlikely target for the Indianapolis Colts.
A Super Bowl Champion has yet to be crowned, but some teams and players are already in offseason mode. The Indianapolis Colts are one of those teams.
Indy missed the postseason and has been considering offseason plans since the end of Week 18. The biggest discussion surrounding the franchise is who will be the quarterback next season.
While that saga will continue to unfold, something else the Colts need to address is who the quarterback will be throwing to. Indy has a serious need to improve its wide receiver unit.
Fortunately, the pending free agency class and draft class are deep at the receiver position. Indianapolis has the cap space to be aggressive and land a big name.
However, Indy may not be able to land the biggest receiver name, based on recent reports. Davante Adams, of the Green Bay Packers, will reportedly be seeking $30 million annually in his next contract.
Davante Adams seeking $30 million annually
Tony Pauline, from Pro Football Network, reported that Adams still wants to be the highest-paid receiver and is looking for a contract of around $30 million a year.
That is roughly three million more than DeAndre Hopkins, who is currently the highest-paid receiver, making $27.25 million annually.
Adams has certainly proven himself in this league and every player should negotiate for as much money as they can, so there’s no knocking Adams’s asking price.
Adams also may have additional leverage, considering signing him may mean signing his Hall of Fame quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, as well.
So if $30 million is his asking price, you can’t fault him, but it’s unlikely that the Colts will pursue him.
Colts may pass on pursuing Davante Adams
Indianapolis has been rather conservative in its pursuit of star players. Indy has been more likely to trade away picks than sign a free agent to a mega deal.
So expecting the Colts to offer Adams a contract he deems worthy is wishful thinking at best. Adams is the best available receiver this offseason, but there are also plenty of other good ones.
Expect Indianapolis to pursue the plenty for less than $30 million annually.