Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers as they prepare to take on the Carolina Panthers.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the play of Davante Adams and how his production with Brett Hundley under center most likely will end in a big contract this offseason.
Adams’ route tree will expand over the final three games, so long as Rodgers is throwing him passes. He already was blossoming this season with Rodgers. The last pass his MVP quarterback threw him produced a game-winning touchdown in Dallas.
His quarterback’s broken collarbone could’ve struck a blow to Adams’ open-market value. Instead, what he did while Rodgers was out positions Adams for that hefty payday. With 828 yards on 69 catches with three games to go, Adams is on pace for his first 1,000-yard season.
His nine touchdowns are tied with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham for second in the league, the same position he finished last season. Adams smiled when asked about his quarterback’s endorsement Thursday. No, he hadn’t heard what Rodgers said, but he has thought about what could be coming this spring – if not sooner.
“I’d love to stay here,” Adams said. “It’d be beautiful. Obviously, playing with the best quarterback, so being in that situation would be great. So it’s just a matter of getting all the business side figured out.”
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein take stock of the Packers in the wake of Aaron Rodgers’ return:
Damarious Randall is ready to matchup against Devin Funchess:
The Panthers have a familiar face who could be a big problem for the Packers:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live late yesterday afternoon:
Aaron Rodgers will be signing autographs at Lambeau on Monday:
I spoke with Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer about the Panthers:
Elsewhere, NFL Media previews the matchup with the Panthers:
Cheesehead TV also previews Sunday’s game:
Nick Perry is a big question mark heading into Sunday’s game:
Steve Young says Cam Newton has the advantage over Rodgers this weekend:
Aaron Rodgers will appear at our Wisconsin High School Sports Awards show:
Rob Demovsky writes on the expected reemergence of Jordy Nelson:
In the spirit of the holidays, ACME Packing Company is making a list and checking it twice:
Mike Daniels is stumping for Pro Bowl votes:
Cliff Christl talks 1950s Packers football:
Rodgers will face off against a talented draft classmate:
The Panthers could be juggling some personnel of defense: