Davante Adams has given a couple of groundbreaking interviews that have come out this week about his time with the Green Bay Packers. Adams made a few strong statements about how the status of the Packers’ quarterback room played a role in his decision to be traded to the Las Vegas Raiders last season. He made two comments that seemed to offer contradictory information on how Adams views Jordan Love.
Adams said on the I Am Athlete podcast that money was the primary reason he left Green Bay. The Packers’ front office was offering him less than $20 million per season. Adams said he also had to factor in that Rodgers’ time in Green Bay would be up soon.
“I had some decisions to make so that’s basically what came down to that, and obviously the whole Aaron thing and his uncertainty of his future in Green Bay factored in heavy for me,” Adams said.
The inference here was that Adams was worried he’d be able to put up stats for future contracts if Love was throwing him the ball. Adams had two seasons to see Love progress before being traded. Adams caught six passes in Love’s first career start in the 13-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Love targeted Adams 14 times in the game.
Davante Adams talks about Jordan Love
Adams mentioned Love a few times, specifically on the podcast. He told host Brandon Marshall that he thinks Love will be a different type of leader than he had been when Adams was there because Rodgers is no longer in the building.
“Me leaving that nothing to do with the fact that [Love] was the successor,” Adams said. “It was more so about all the all the other stuff that went into it. That’s not important. But I’m really excited for him. He’s a good really good kid.”
It’s nice and professional for Adams to say that Love had nothing to do with him leaving. But if he wanted out with Rodgers’ timeline in Green Bay expiring, Love absolutely would seem to factor into Adams wanting to be traded to a team with then Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback in Derek Carr.
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