Gutekunst: Adams, Packers differ on definition of highest-paid WR
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Gutekunst: Packers, Davante Adams differ on definition of highest-paid wide receiver

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst differs with Davante Adams on what it means to be the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. 

"I think there's a little bit with that particular situation, it's how you interpret what the highest receiver in the National Football League is getting paid, you know what I mean?" Gutekunst said Thursday, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Gutekunst's comments come after Adams said Wednesday he has earned the right to be the league's highest-paid wideout. 

"Certainly, I agree with him that he's definitely worth that," Gutekunst added. "We believe that, as well. I think there might be just a little bit of difference in what we believe is the highest-paid receiver and what he might."

According to Demovsky, the disagreement is based on DeAndre Hopkins' contract. Hopkins received a two-year, $54.5-million extension after being traded to the Arizona Cardinals last year. 

While Adams views Hopkins as the NFL's highest-paid receiver at $27.25 million per season, the Packers and many other teams believe his annual value is worth $20 million because he had three years remaining on his original contract. 

The Packers and Adams recently broke off long-term extension talks due to the wide receiver's high asking price. 

Adams is entering the final year of his four-year, $58 million contract and has long been one of the NFL's best receivers. The 28-year-old is a four-time Pro Bowler and was a 2020 All-Pro First Team selection after catching 115 passes for 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns. 

The Fresno State product previously told Bleacher Report's Graham Matthews that he wanted to stay in Green Bay beyond the 2021 season, but now things have obviously changed. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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