Davante Adams’ Raiders Trade Confirmed
Undoubtedly the biggest news in the NFL right now is prominent league pundit Adam Schefter’s report that Davante Adams is being traded by the Green Bay Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders.
According to Schefter, the star wide receiver is being traded for two 2022 picks – including the first-round pick of the Raiders.
But the biggest shocker is the reported prize money Adams will be getting during his time with the Raiders. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed on Friday that Adams has inked a 5-year US$140 million deal with Las Vegas.
Trade Is A Dream Come True
For Adams, joining the Las Vegas Raiders will mean reuniting with three-time Pro Bowl selection Derek Carr. Adams and Carr played together during their time at Fresno State.
This is a dream come true for the latest addition to the Raiders. Adams declared in June last year how it would be a “dream come true” to once again play alongside his former teammate. He also said at the time that while he had a strong friendship with Carr, he was still a Packer, and would have to wait to cross that particular decision-making bridge.
The latest news has left many a fan baffled – not to mention wondering how Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers feels about losing his number one receiver. But according to Rapoport, Rodgers had known Adams wouldn’t be returning to play for the Packers at the time of his own negotiations for the season.
It appears as if the reigning MVP knew beforehand that such an outcome was inevitable.
Adams Is Hall Of Fame Material
It’s no secret that Rodgers has only admiration and respect for Adams.
During an interview last year, Rodgers said he wouldn’t be surprised if Adams were to (soon) hear his name come up in Hall of Fame circles. The star QB said Adams deserved this sort of acknowledgement because of his incredible success as an individual player.
Adams brings a rare and unique set of skills to the table. And according to Rodgers, Adams’ particular variety of skills is something he hasn’t witnessed in any other player in all of 17 years.
For Green Bay, the challenge now is to restructure their roster while taking into account the newly acquired selections acquired from the Raiders. And since they’ve got a gaping hole to fill at the offensive line as well as at wide receiver, we can likely expect to see them taking their first wide receiver in the first round since 2002.
The 2022 NFL Draft is set to take place from April 28-30.