Unless you've been buried neck-deep in a giant wedge of Wisconsin cheddar since April (that's not what "Cheesehead" means, by the way), you know the dominant storyline in Green Bay over the past couple of months has been the murky future of MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers with the Packers.
However, that saga isn't the only major issue looming over the team, as superstar wide receiver Davante Adams is entering the final season of the four-year, $58 million extension he signed in 2017.
With the Rodgers situation, there are no easy answers. No quick solution. And maybe no solution at all that will make everyone happy. But with Adams, the right path is much clearer. The "decision" facing the team really isn't a decision at all.
Pay the man. Make Adams one of the highest-paid receivers in the game. The highest-paid receiver in the game. And do it soon, lest the relationship between player and team follow a similarly dark path as Rodgers'.
Because whether it's the 37-year-old under center in the season opener in New Orleans on Sept. 12 or second-year pro Jordan Love, Adams is nearly as important to the team's offensive success as its quarterback.
The star receiver has given at least some thought to a post-Packers career. While speaking with ABC30's Bri Mellon (via Nick Shook of NFL.com), Adams said that while he's a Packer in the present, he'd welcome the chance to catch passes again from former college teammate (and current Las Vegas Raiders signal-caller) Derek Carr:
"I'll just continue to be me and just let this thing kind of work itself out and see what happens. Obviously, I love Derek to death. We've got a great friendship and we still communicate really, really consistently. He's one of my best friends. Obviously, it would be a dream to be able to play with him. But I'm a Packer now. Until that point when we make that decision, I guess we just gotta, we'll see what happens."
Just the thought of Adams in silver and black was apparently enough to grease the wheels. Not long after that interview, reports began to circulate that the Packers and Adams had begun negotiations on what ESPN's Jeremy Fowler called a "massive contract extension."