Davante Adams is a Las Vegas Raider. And it only cost Mark Davis’ club the 22nd and 53rd overall picks for the upcoming draft to get him.
The value of draft picks can not be understated in today’s NFL (especially first and second rounders), but we’re not talking about some run-of-the-mill receiver. We’re talking about the league’s best wideout over the last few seasons, who’ll still be 29-years-old when the 2022 season kicks off.
You’d have to think there would be a wide receiver-needy team out there willing to give up a couple of better picks than what the Raiders offered…And there may have been! But, according to reports, it didn’t matter, because Adams only wanted to go to Vegas.
As NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero pointed out, any team could have signed Adams to an offer sheet and given up two first-rounders if the Packers didn’t match it. But it was the Raiders or bust for Adams, and they were able to get away with paying a little less.
The Packers’ loss is not the Raiders’ gain. They’re the latest AFC West team to make a giant splash this offseason.