By now, the NFL has come to terms with the fact that the best wide receiver in the game now plays for the Las Vegas Raiders. Davante Adams was traded by the Green Bay Packers for a first and second round pick in this year’s draft. Many assumed that this was due to the fact that the Packers were not willing to pay Adams what he wanted. However, Ian Rapoport discovered that the Packers actually offered Adams MORE money than he is getting from the Raiders. Adams, though, did not want to be a Packer any more.
Final thought (for now) on the Davante Adams trade: His agents Frank Bauer and Kenny Chapman confirm that the #Packers offered more money than the contract he’ll sign in Las Vegas.
Simply, it was his lifelong dream to be with the #Raiders.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2022
Davante Adams Is the Highest Paid Wide Receiver in the NFL
With his new deal with the Raiders, Davante Adams is now the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. According to reports, his new contract is a five-year deal worth $141.25 million. Annually, he will be paid $28 million. Earlier in the offseason, it was reported that Adams wanted $30 million per year. One has to think that if the Packers were offering more money than the Raiders, they must have been willing to pay him that amount.
Aaron Rodgers Knew
Fortunately for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers is said to have known all about the talks between Green Bay and Davante Adams. When he signed his record-setting extension, he did so knowing that he was not likely going to be throwing to Adams anymore.
Per a source, the Packers we’re willing to pay Adams equally to what the Raiders are with this new deal but Adams preferred to play elsewhere.
Aaron Rodgers was aware of the developments with Adams as they unfolded in recent days.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 17, 2022
How has Rodgers faired without Davante Adams on the field? Turns out, not so bad. While losing Adams hurts, everything will be alright in Green Bay.
12 without 17
Wk 8: 182 yds, 2 TD, 90.4 RTG, W
Wk 3: 282 yds, 3 TD, 124.9 RTG, W
Wk 4: 327 yds, 4 TD, 147.5 RTG, W
Wk 5: 238 Yds, 0 TD, 85.3 RTG, W
Wk 6 : 283 Yds, 2 TD, 90.0 RTG, W
Wk 7: 429 Yds, 5 TD, 158.3 RTG, W
Wk 8: 305 Yds, 3 TD, 129.0 RTG, W
— Jake Morley (@JacobMorley) March 18, 2022
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