Davante Adams is keeping his emotions in check ahead of the Green Bay Packers and the Las Vegas Raiders’ Week 5 matchup on Monday. The All-Pro wide receiver will get to face his former team again long after he parted ways with the Packers.
It’s actually just been a year, but it now feels like an eternity since Adams’ messy departure from Green Bay.
Davante Adams Revisits Green Bay Packers Divorce
With the prospect of facing the same team he spent eight fruitful seasons with before his move to the Raiders, Adams could not help but look back at how things ended with the Packers. According to the 30-year-old, he has no doubt that he would have stayed in Green Bay if only they did right by him:
“Had they made the correct offer or submitted something like they did right before I left, then I would’ve 100% been there for another year (in 2022) and then we would obviously see what happened as it moved forward,” Adams said, via Adam Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. “But at least for that upcoming season, I would say yes, I would’ve been there.”
Adams clearly felt that he was much more valuable than what the Packers had offered him before he decided to sign with Las Vegas. It is also clear that his feelings haven’t changed one year later.
Davante Adams Has No Regrets
Adams hasn’t exactly found the level of success he was hoping for when he first joined the Raiders. Individually, the six-time Pro Bowler had a noteworthy campaign with Las Vegas last term. However, the fact that they finished the season with a 6-11 record as well as how they’ve now started the new year with 1-3, it’s hard to deny that Adams’ heroics just haven’t been enough.
Be that as it may, Adams has no regrets.
“Not one piece of me suggests I should‘ve done anything different than what I did. If you live your life like that, you’ll drive yourself insane,” Adams said. “I make choices, I try to make the most informed decisions I can with the information I have.
“I’m not retired and sitting here as a failure. I was able to come here and still maintain a high standard of play. It’s just not the Cinderella story with my quarterback and longtime friend. At the end of the day, the show goes on, and you have to continue to try to figure it out. And that’s what I’m doing now.
The former Fresno State standout is obviously still feeling a bit salty about Las Vegas opting to move on from former college teammate and good buddy Derek Carr this summer. However, as he said, the show must go on.
“It’s not like it’s the end of the road. I’ve still got plenty of time to make something of it. It’s not perfect, but football never is,” Adams continued. “And I’ve had a lot of opportunities having my family here, which in Green Bay wasn’t available. So there’s a lot of positives bigger than football. Raising our girls close to my family is priceless. Wins and losses can make up for that.
“At the end of the day, I’m going to keep going hard and let everything figure itself out.”
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