We have a blockbuster trade tonight, and it’s NOT the one that everyone expected.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers are trading star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a pair of “prime” draft picks. Both picks are said to be for this upcoming draft, including the Raiders’ 2022 first rounder.
In addition to a new team, Adams will also get a new deal, as the Raiders are reportedly signing him to a five-year contract worth $141.25-million.
Adams is coming off a season in which he caught 123 passes for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Raiders knew they had to do something after watching the Broncos add Russell Wilson and the Chargers add Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson.
It was believed that they would look to add a wide receiver, but they did a whole lot more than that. They added perhaps the league’s best (although, I’m sure Cooper Kupp would have something to say about that).
At an average of $28.25-million, he sure is getting paid like the best wideout in the league. Not only is his AAV the highest among wide receivers, but it’s also the highest of any non-quarterback right now, beating out T.J. Watt’s $28,002,750 (via Spotrac).
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