The Green Bay Packers have moved on from a number of stars over the last few off-seasons. Of course, Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers highlight those names, however, there were a number of key veterans the team chose not to re-sign who had a profound impact on the franchise over the years.
However, one former star could very well be at the center of yet another massive trade in the very near future.
Former Green Bay Packers Star Could Be At The Center Of Yet Another Massive Trade This Off-Season
According to Alex Kay of Bleacher Report:
Jets Receive: WR Davante Adams
Raiders Receive: 2024 first-round pick (No. 10 overall)
Davante Adams proved he can still be an elite NFL receiver without Aaron Rodgers, but he hasn’t found any team success since the dynamic duo broke up after the 2021 season. The Las Vegas Raiders have missed the playoffs in each of the two seasons since trading for the superstar wideout and are facing an uphill battle to become contenders in 2024.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano noted that Adams hasn’t requested a trade but is an “obvious” choice to get dealt before free agency even opens. Graziano pointed out that the regime that brought the superstar to Vegas is no longer around, nor is quarterback Derek Carr, Adams’ collegiate teammate and one of the main reasons he initially wanted to play for the Raiders.
Rather than have Adams expensively languishing on a rebuilding franchise in the twilight of his career, the Raiders could opt to ship him off this offseason and recoup some of the draft capital they gave up to get him.
The 31-year-old still has three years left on the blockbuster five-year, $140 million contract he signed after landing in Las Vegas, and while he’s tallied up an impressive 2,660 yards and 22 touchdowns on 203 receptions since the start of the 2022 campaign, could be best utilized as trade chip by the incoming regime.
Could Davante Adams And Aaron Rodgers Actually Reunite?
Since acquiring Rodgers, the Jets have been tracking Adams. ESPN reported that their sources believe whether the Raiders consider trading Adams may depend on how the 2023 season turned out. In 2022, Adams signed a five-year, $140 million deal with the Raiders.
According to its total value, the contract is the most lucrative among wide receivers. He ranks second in AAV ($28 million) behind Tyreek Hill ($30 million) of the Miami Dolphins.
The Raiders season ended with them missing the playoffs and an open head coaching vacancy. It is possible the team decides to reset and start over. That could mean getting as many premium draft picks as possible. The Jets will certainly be entering 2024 in a “win now” mode with Rodgers pending return.
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