The Green Bay Packers are trading star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in a stunning blockbuster.
The Green Bay Packers secured quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a three-year, $150 million contract extension this offseason. But, he is not going to have his top pass-catcher on the roster in a stunning move.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Packers are trading star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for two 2022 NFL Draft picks, including their first-round pick.
Davante Adams contract details with Raiders
The Packers placed the franchise tag on Adams by the deadline, but they were obviously unable to negotiate a new deal. The Raiders, in the thick of what is set to be an epic fight for the AFC West, were able to agree to terms with the wideout on a five-year, $141.25 million contract, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers were willing to pay Adams the same amount as what the Raiders were offering, but the wide receiver wanted to play elsewhere. Additionally, Demovsky says that Rodgers was aware of what was going down between the Packers and Adams.
Yet, the Packers now have a massive void in their passing attack without Adams. It certainly doesn’t help that Allen Robinson, former Chicago Bear, signed with the Los Angeles Rams earlier in the day. But, the Packers do have first-rounders at their disposal in a deep wide receiver class. So you’d have to imagine that this will be the time at the Packers finally select an offensive playmaker in the first-round.
As for the Raiders, they are going all in to ensure that the AFC West title race is going to be as entertaining as possible against the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers. Adams will reunite with former Fresno State teammate Derek Carr, who has spoken in the past about playing on the same NFL team. That has become a reality.
The Raiders follow up the signing of edge rusher Chandler Jones to trading for Adams.