No to the Packers
You may be wondering why I added a picture of Davante Adams to the top of this page. The reason is simple: Adams is the very reason the Packers don’t make sense as a destination for DK Metcalf. As a result of the Davante Adams trade, the Packers do have some serious trade ammunition including the 22nd and 28th overall picks in this year’s Draft. And of course, Packers prestige are actively trying to summon a DK Metcalf trade.
However, the Aaron Rodgers/Davante Adams connection was something special, and who’s to say DK Metcalf will fit in with Aaron the same way Adams did? While DK Metcalf is a physical, punishing presence, Adams is more of a technician. They’re different receivers, and I’m not sure Metcalf complements Rodgers’ game as well as Adams did.
Don’t forget about the money. Whichever team Metcalf winds up on for 2022 will have to pay him serious money in an explosive wide receiver market. If the Packers are really willing to pay Metcalf $23-$25 million per year, why wouldn’t they have paid up to match the $28.25 million that Adams commanded?
That way they would have retained a star player that has over five years of experience with their quarterback. DK Metcalf to the Packers makes the least sense of these three destinations.