The Green Bay Packers traded wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, and Aaron Rodgers is getting roasted on Twitter as a result.
The Green Bay Packers‘ main priority was making sure they had quarterback Aaron Rodgers under contract for 2022 and beyond., which they did. However, they were unable to get Davante Adams to stay with the team, as they opted to trade him to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a first-and second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Not only that, but Adams got a record-breaking contract with Las Vegas.
As has been the case throughout the season, whenever the Packers lose or lose a key player, users log onto Twitter to roast Rodgers.
Twitter roasts Aaron Rodgers after Packers trade Davante Adams
As part of the trade, the Raiders agreed to terms with Adams on a five-year, $141.25 million contract, giving him an annual salary of $28.25 million.
For those fans who thought Rodgers was caught off guard by the Adams trade, that is not the case.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Rodgers was aware of the developments between Adams and the Packers. Demovsky notes that the Packers offered Adams a deal similar to the one offered by the Raiders, but he preferred to play elsewhere. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport added that Rodgers knew that Adams “would never play for the Packers again,” while he was negotiating his three-year contract extension.
For those wondering who will be Rodgers’ top targets heading into the 2022 season right now, it is headlined by Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers. But that can all change, as the Packers now have the Nos. 22 and 28 picks in the first-round. They can draft one (or more) of the top wideouts in this year’s class, which is deep. There are also some enticing options in free agency, but none are at the level to replicate Adams’ production.
Rodgers was not caught by surprise by the Adams trade, but that did not stop Twitter from roasting him anyway.