KEY POINTS

  • Davante Adams reportedly passed up a big money offer to move to the Raiders
  • An NFL insider claims the Packers' offer to Adams was better than the Raiders' pitch
  • Aaron Rodgers will need to find a new player to connect with following Adams' departure

Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders last March, a move that pained a picture in the eyes of pundits wherein the Green Bay Packers had been discontented with his performance.

However, new details have emerged alleging that the Packers did offer the five-time Pro Bowler a handsome deal although the 29-year-old wide receiver just wanted to leave Green Bay.

This was revealed on “The Pat McAfee Show” by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, claiming that the Packers offered the California native a bigger deal for the next two years--more than what the Las Vegas Raiders ended up offering him.

“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,” Rapoport stated.

With the Raiders, Adams will earn roughly $50 million over the next two years.

Although Rapoport bared that the Packers’ offer was bigger, the actual figures of that contract offer were not divulged.

One player who could be sore at the development is Aaron Rodgers as the Super Bowl XLV winner thought that Adams would still be in Green Bay and this was one of the reasons why he decided to stay put in Green Bay.

“It was a little surprising with Davante—obviously when I made my decision, I was still thinking he was going to come back,” Rodgers said in a report by ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques.

“I was very honest with him about my plans and my future and where I saw my career going, as far as how many years I want to play. But I felt like he was going to be back, didn’t obviously turn out that way but I have so much love for (Adams) and appreciate the time we spent together and definitely wish him the best in Derek (Carr) in Vegas."

Regardless, all that is over and done and Rodgers will have to adjust. That includes finding a new player to pass to following the exit of Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images