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Green Bay Tried to Play Davante Adams and Lost; Or Did They?

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On Thursday night, the Raiders snatched the spotlight from the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament by trading for Davante Adams.

Needless to say, NFL fans went crazy from the news.

The now-former Packers receiver is one of the best receivers in the game. Some say he is the best.

Adams, 29, is a 5x All-Pro, 2x First-Team All-Pro, averaged 101 receptions, 1,239 yards and 11 TDs over the last five seasons and was Aaron Rodgers’ primary weapon during this time.

While the Packers were busy trying to sign Rodgers to a new deal, Adams took a backseat.

Understandable since Rodgers is the reigning MVP and, arguably, the best quarterback in the NFL.

But they forgot that Adams was also in that same elite category in his position. Rodgers can’t throw the ball to himself for a TD, can he?

It looked like the Packers were going to franchise tag him for the 2022 season, which would reportedly pay him $20.145 million.

Then the Jaguars stunned everyone and signed Christian Kirk to a four-year, $84 million deal. That’s $21 million for a receiver who is good, but not $21 million good.

When Adams saw that, he let the team know he wasn’t playing under the franchise tag, and rightfully so. There’s no way Kirk should make more than him.

Rodgers then signed his new three-year, $150 million contract, with the first two years of $42 million and $59.515 million guaranteed. That’s approximately $50 million per year, the largest contract in NFL history.

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