• Davante Adams has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders on a five-year, $141.25 million deal
  • The Green Bay Packers' constant lack of playoff success may have led to his departure
  • Adams reunites with Fresno State teammate-turned-Raiders quarterback Derek Carr

In another headline-making event in the 2022-23 NFL offseason, free-agent wide receiver Davante Adams has left the Green Bay Packers in order to reunite with college teammate Derek Carr with the Las Vegas Raiders.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers were more than willing to match the Raiders’ contract offer of five years, $141.25 million, but it was not enough to convince him to stay with the team.

Demovsky also confirmed that back-to-back NFL league MVP Aaron Rodgers was aware of the entire situation even before he had penned his own massive extension worth $150.8 million over the next three years.

The latest revelation comes a few days after reported that Adams is not willing to play with the Packers under the franchise tag of about $20 million, which may have kickstarted the process for the Raiders.

Adams and Carr were teammates at Fresno State for two seasons before the former decided to forego his final two college seasons with both of them entering the 2014 NFL draft.

The wide receiver was selected 53rd overall by the Packers, while the Raiders drafted Carr 17 spots ahead of him.

With Adams not fully revealing why he chose to leave Green Bay just when they had finally sorted out their situation with Rodgers, there are a number of things that could have motivated his departure to Sin City.

The Packers consistently underachieving in the playoffs could be a factor as they have failed to make it past the NFC Championship round in four seasons plus a Divisional round exit against the San Francisco 49ers last season.

Joining Carr and the Raiders puts less pressure on him to consistently put-up big numbers since his new franchise has other weapons like Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards for Carr to throw to.

Adams’ departure has left a massive hole in the Packers’ receiving corps, and it is another problem that they will have to address this offseason.

The Packers received compensational first and third-round draft picks in the upcoming draft due to Adams’ departure.

The 29-year-old may not be the speediest receiver out there, but his solid route-running skills and agility have allowed him to blossom into one of the NFL’s best receivers.

Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers
Davante Adams #17 and Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images