Packers Did Everything Possible to Keep Davante Adams

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Green Bay Packers did everything possible to keep superstar wide receiver Davante Adams.
The Green Bay Packers did everything possible to keep superstar wide receiver Davante Adams. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The whirlwind offseason continues for Green Bay Packers fans, who just days ago felt confident in the return of the league's most dynamic duo in 2021: Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.

Adams sent shockwaves through the NFL on Thursday night when he was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders after a year's worth of rumors about him reuniting with former Fresno State teammate Derek Carr.

While this may be a tough situation to process for Packers nation, the fanbase can at least hold their heads high with this: Green Bay's front office did everything in their power to keep Adams around.

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NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported late on Thursday night that the Packers' front office had offered Adams more money to stay in Green Bay. His agents (Frank Bauer and Kenny Chapman) confirmed this, citing it was simply "his lifelong dream" to play for the Raiders.

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The absence of Adams creates a new issue for Green Bay: finding some reliable weapons for Rodgers in the passing game. Adams' trade returned a pair of 2022 draft picks which could be used on wide receivers, and this adds to the importance of bringing back Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Regardless, it's hard to replace the 123 receptions, 1,553 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns production that Adams compiled in 2021. The Packers currently hold +1100 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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