Blockbuster: Davante to the Desert

March 18, 2022 Blockbuster: Davante to the Desert


Raiders Acquire WR Davante Adams From Packers, Make Him Highest-Paid Receiver

Somewhere Aaron Rodgers isn’t happy. Days after the Packers signed their Hall of Fame quarterback to a four-year extension, the team sent WR Davante Adams to the Raiders for a haul of picks, including Las Vegas’ first two selections in next month’s draft. The Raiders then made Adams the league’s highest-paid receiver with a five-year, $142 million contract. The move came after Adams informed Green Bay he would not play this season on the franchise tag. And with the budget focused on Rodgers’ deal, Adams had to go.


Fun Fact: Derek Carr and Davante Adams were teammates at Fresno State in 2013. Carr finally has his first true No. 1 receiver, and an old friend.


Trade Details

Raiders Get: WR Davante Adams

Packers Get: 2022 1st-Round Pick, 2022 2nd-Round Pick, Additional Picks TBD


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Davante Adams’ Reunion With Derek Carr Gives Raiders All-Pro WR in His Prime

CBS Sports: Davante Adams Blockbuster Brings More Star Power to AFC West & Huge Questions to Green Bay


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