Ex-Dodgers OF Joc Pederson as WR1 next to Davante Adams is wild

Adam Weinrib
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros looks on as Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers spins around after he was struck out in the eighth inning by Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros looks on as Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers spins around after he was struck out in the eighth inning by Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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Did the Los Angeles Dodgers blow their chance to reunite with Joc Pederson midway through 2021? Possibly.

But, perhaps more importantly, did Pederson ruin his own chance to link back up with Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams this offseason by outshining him in high school?

Long before Pederson was a postseason legend and Home Run Derby standout, he was a wideout on the Palo Alto High School football team back in the early 2010s.

Drafted out of high school in the 11th round back in 2010, it’s still a wonder Pederson ended up choosing baseball, considering he served as the No. 1 wideout on his football team, too, with a little-known sidekick in the No. 2 role.

That sidekick went onto be Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 target for nearly a decade in Green Bay, and rumor has it the pair will continue their relationship this winter, no matter where free agency takes Adams.

Could the NFL’s dynamic duo use a Julian Edelman-like complement? Because it kind of seems like Pederson could provide that.

Watch former Dodgers OF Joc Pederson play wide receiver with Davante Adams

Last time we checked, Rodgers doesn’t have quite the same postseason mojo that Pederson does, so it could at least be helpful to get the pair in a room together to talk things out.

If Rodgers and Adams roll up to Mile High Stadium in matching pearls next fall, you know exactly who to blame.

Wherever it is the two decide to take their talents next year, they should probably bring Pederson along for the ride, too. After all, he’s proven to be quite the good luck charm on the gridiron as well as the diamond.

After the Braves won their first World Series since 1995 this November, Pederson’s victory tour brought him to a Georgia Bulldogs game, only for the Dawgs to break their title hex against rival Alabama a few months later.

The Rams’ cap space would make such a maneuver absolutely impossible, but … ah, hell, we’ll pitch it anyway.

Two year, $14 million for Pederson as a water boy?

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