When the Green Bay Packers traded Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, there was a great deal of mixed reactions from fans. On the one hand, fans were saddened/frustrated that Green Bay was losing a generational talent at wide receiver, a player who, had he remained with the Packers, would have ended his career owning every single receiving record in franchise history.
On the other hand, fans were critical of Adams and the front office for being unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. When the three-time All-Pro said he was going from “Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer” at quarterback (from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr), he was ridiculed.
Now, Carr is with the New Orleans Saints and Adams is on a terrible Raiders offense. The three-time All-Pro wide receiver recently told Rich Eisen that had he known Carr would not be in Las Vegas beyond 2022, he probably would not be there himself.
Adams’ situation, in addition to the NFL trade deadline today, have caused Packers fans to have split reactions to his current situation.
Green Bay Packers Fans Are Split on How to Feel Regarding Davante Adams
During the Raiders’ loss to the the Detroit Lions last night, he was seen slamming his helmet down on the sidelines:
Davante Adams was visibly frustrated on the Raiders bench. pic.twitter.com/8wIEyZJleu
— ESPN (@espn) October 31, 2023
This development led NFL fans to call for their favorite team to trade for Adams ahead of today’s deadline. When it came to Packers fans, though, that notion was somewhat split. While some feel bad for Adams and how things have gone for him, others feel like he created this situation for himself by requesting a trade in the first place. Others would just like to see him back in Green and Gold:
Alright #Packers fans, regarding Davante Adams, do you
— Robin Adams (@theotherRobin19) October 31, 2023
As one can see, the results of the poll are very close.
The fact of the matter is that the Raiders almost certainly will not move Davante Adams this year. In fact, they are unlikely to move him next year, too, as it would result in a $31 million dead cap hit for them. 2025, though, could see Adams released or traded to another team.
As for how Packers fans approach Adams’ situation, both attitudes are fair. It is hard to see one’s favorite player struggle in an offense in which he is put in a position to fail. On the other hand, it was Adams’ decision to go to Las Vegas knowing full well what that the NFL is a business and nothing is guaranteed.