NFL fans were shocked when the Green Bay Packers traded No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason. Although the five-time Pro-Bowler had been looking for a home in Las Vegas prior to the deal, many people assumed that he was happy playing in Green Bay.
It turns out that Adams joining the Raiders was a long time coming. Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr's brother David — a former NFLer and current analyst — reported on Thursday that the star wideout has been trying to get traded to the Raiders for the last "several years."
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also reported that one of the reasons why Adams wanted to leave the Packers was because he was unsure of Aaron Rodgers' future after how the last few offseasons have gone. Plus, the former Fresno State WR is also reportedly better friends with Carr than Rodgers, whom he had more of a work-based relationship with.
"It’s something they’ve tried to make happen for five years now, since Davante signed his contract extension several years ago with the Packers."- David Carr
This won't be the first time that Carr and Adams get to play together. They spent two seasons together at Fresno State, connecting on 233 receptions for 3,031 yards and 38 touchdowns in 26 games. If Adams thinks they can rekindle that magic, it's not shocking that he wanted to play with Carr this badly.
The move to Las Vegas also means that Adams is much closer to California, where most of his family is. He's been open about wanting to play in front of them on a consistent basis, which he couldn't do in Green Bay.
Things are going to be tough for the Raiders inside a competitive AFC West Division, but that shouldn't be much of an issue if Adams and Carr's on-field connection is still there after all these years.
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