In a blockbuster trade, the Green Bay Packers traded receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. The move comes just days after Packers QB Aaron Rodgers signed a lucrative four-year contract extension to stay in Green Bay.
In the deal, the Packers receive the Raiders' first-round pick (No. 22 overall) and second-round pick (No. 53), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Adams will sign a five-year contract with Las Vegas averaging $28.5 million a year.
Adams is reunited with Fresno State Bulldogs teammate and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. He's the latest star to join a now-loaded AFC West Division via trade. The Denver Broncos acquired Russell Wilson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Chargers traded for pass-rusher Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears.
When news broke of the blockbuster trade between Green Bay and Las Vegas, sports stars and soon-to-be Raiders teammates reacted:
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/O1ovcvLFt6— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 17, 2022
The Raiders made a HUGE trade and acquired Davante Adams from the Packers! I'll be going to a lot of Raiders and Rams games next season!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 18, 2022
Welcome home @tae15adams 🏴☠️— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 18, 2022
Welcome to both of you 🏴☠️ https://t.co/0DNJFWAIj7— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 18, 2022
mood 👁👁 pic.twitter.com/BV1qveEk5U— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) March 17, 2022
👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀— 🦅MaddMaxx🦅 (@CrosbyMaxx) March 17, 2022