Have you ever heard the phrase “quality over quantity?” Green Bay may not have got more picks than Kansas City in their trade, but the quality was much better. Full trade breakdowns below and why Green Bay will get more out of their two picks and money saved:
Davante Adams Full Trade:
- 22nd Overall Pick in 2022 NFL Draft
- 53rd Overall Pick in 2022 NFL Draft
- 20.1M freed up cap space
Las Vegas Receives:
- WR Davante Adams
- 5 year $140,000,000 contract with cap hit per year as follows:
- 2022: 8.1M
- 2023: 30.5M
- 2024: 21.3M
- 2025: 40M
- 2026: 40.1M.
Tyreek Hill Full Trade:
Kansas City Receives:
- 29th Overall Pick in 2022 NFL Draft
- 50th Overall Pick in 2022 NFL Draft
- 4th Round Pick in 2022 NFL Draft
- 4th Round Pick in 2023 NFL Draft
- 6th Round Pick in 2023 NFL Draft
- WR Tyreek Hill
- 4 year $120,000,000 contract with cap hit per year as follows:
- 2022: 6.4M
- 2023: 31.2M
- 2024: 24.8M
- 2025: 28M
Comparing the Trades:
There are multiple ways to grade the value of draft picks. Many different scales that have a numbered value attached to each draft pick to determine its value.
- Using the Rich Hill trade-value chart, the Packers received 253 points for the 22nd overall selection and 106 points for the 53rd overall selection. That’s a total of 359 points, or the equivalent of the No. 11 overall pick. The Chiefs received 203 points for the 29th overall selection, 115 points for the 50th overall selection, and either 25 points (if the Dolphins traded No. 121) or 23 points (if the Dolphins traded No. 125) for the fourth-round selection. That’s 343 points (or 341) in 2022 compensation, a bit less than Green Bay received for Adams.
- Using the old-school Jimmy Johnson chart, Green Bay received 1,150 points for Adams while Chiefs received 1,092 points (or 1,087, depending on which fourth-round pick was acquired) in 2022 compensation and perhaps another 64 points in 2023 compensation (subject to change, obviously) for possible total of 1,153 points. If that’s the case, the trades would basically be a tie.
It is worth noting Hill only turned 28 on March 1, while Adams turned 29 on December 24. That’s a fairly big age difference. Additionally, the Packers cleared up 20.1M in cap space and saved more in the long run. Tyreek Hill’s salary cap only eclipses 30M per year once. While Adams’ contract eclipses 30M per year once, and 40M per year twice.
Obvioulsy we won’t know who truly won the trade until we see how the draft picks pan out. However between the money saved and value of the draft picks that Green Bay received, quality over quantity looms large.