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REPORT: Aaron Rodgers’ Favorite Target Davante Adams Rejected a Better Offer From Green Bay Packers to Join Las Vegas Raiders

Published 05/17/2022, 3:20 PM EDT

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams did something unusual before his departure from quarterback Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay Packers this offseason. The loss of Adams was something that even Rodgers never anticipated, and reports hint at different reasons for the trade. The Packers were looking forward to tying down both their star players before the upcoming NFL campaign.

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But during a recent appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport states, “They offered him a bigger deal over the first two years than what the Raiders ended up offering. He just didn’t want to be there.


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It seems money was never anything concerning to Adams and something that would have made him stay in Wisconsin.

In his new deal with the Raiders, Adams will earn roughly $50 million for the first 2 years. The figure could have been potentially higher if he stayed in Wisconsin, but it appears he had his plans. The trade for Adams might have sent shockwaves inside the franchise and their championship ambitions for the 2022 NFL campaign.

How will Aaron Rodgers and the Packers cope with this loss?

The Packers QB wasn’t expecting to lose his No.1 passing outlet and had a telepathic connection with Adams. With Rodgers throwing passes last season, Adams set career highs in receptions and receiving yards while recording 123 receptions, 1553 receiving yards, and 11 TDs. The franchise was in a dire situation in the WR department but has been scouting for possible replacements.

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The reigning league MVP shares how Adams will be a big miss for their offense due to the transactional nature of the league. He adds that he understands how Adams saw an opportunity to become the leader in Las Vegas and left.


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While it means the end of a dynamic duo, Rodgers was influential in making his departure seamless from Wisconsin.


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The Packers fans were concerned when the news broke, but have since been filled with renewed hope in free agency. The 2022 NFL campaign will present a real challenge for Rodgers in his pursuit of a Super Bowl championship.

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Written by:

Anuj Tazhatuveetil


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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.
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Deepika Bhaduri