Davante Adams confirms Packers offered him more money than Raiders

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Just after reports emerged that receiver Davante Adams was being traded to the Raiders in March, several reports emerged from reporters on the Packers beat that Green Bay was willing to pay Adams just as much — if not more — than Las Vegas.

But Adams chose to go to Southern Nevada regardless, reuniting with his former college quarterback Derek Carr and getting closer to his native California.

Adams hadn’t necessarily addressed those reports. But he confirmed them in his Thursday press conference when asked about being happy in Las Vegas with his new organization.

“You guys have heard Green Bay offered this which is higher than what I was [going to make with the Raiders] and all of that. And, yeah, I’ll say it, it was true. OK, it was true,” Adams said. “But there’s much more that goes into it. And family is a big part of it for me. So, geographically being here, it makes it a lot easier for me to stay connected to my family year-round.

“And this isn’t Year Two, or I’m not trying to necessarily fight for a job or anything like that to where you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do — you’ve got to stay out there. I had the choice and the choice was for me to come here and raise my family on the West Coast and come out here and have some fun in the sun.”

Adams signed a reported five-year, $141.25 million deal when he was traded to Las Vegas, which at the time made him the league’s highest-paid receiver.

A five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Adams caught 123 passes for 1,553 yards with 11 touchdowns for the Packers last season.

28 responses to “Davante Adams confirms Packers offered him more money than Raiders

  1. After a while the money really doesn’t matter as much anymore. 5 years / $141,250,000? Like I said.

  2. Nevada has no state tax, so even if the Packers offered “more” he may make more in Vegas. At the end of the day he could have demanded more. His real deal he far less than portrayed.

  3. Good for him choosing the right situation for him and not finances first. I do wonder if he wanted to get away from Rodgers though, not for football reasons necessarily.

  4. It sounds to me like he has placed value on something money can’t buy. Good for him. Good for Green Bay too. The trade collateral was excellent. Win-win.

  5. It looks like paying the players more money will no longer keep them in Green Bay any longer

  6. The Raiders might be getting Davante Adams, but they are NOT getting the production. Everyone knows this except Raiders fans. Huge win, win for packers – no high priced WR and they gained a ton extra draft picks.

  7. Should have hit up the Rams. They would have doubled the offer using their secret Swiss cap busting bank….

  8. dejadoh says:
    June 9, 2022 at 5:25 pm
    The Raiders might be getting Davante Adams, but they are NOT getting the production. Everyone knows this except Raiders fans. Huge win, win for packers – no high priced WR and they gained a ton extra draft picks.
    ———————————
    Last time I checked, two draft picks does not constitute “a ton.”

  9. It all came down to guaranteed money. Guarantee you Green Bay offered less guaranteed.

  10. Adams knows that GB has a talented backfield and often plays with a lead. That means more running the ball late in games diminishing his opportunities. The Raiders on the other hand will be desperately throwing the ball every play to catch up to their high powered AFCW opponents.

  11. Rodgers really bring that cancerous feel to a locker room. All that $$ he demanded and took just to lose talent on the roster and choke in the playoffs

  12. Dude is totally family first, mad props dude for taking that lowball bajillion dollar record setting deal to prove its not all about making money. I’d do it too.

  13. What is the difference in tax rates on salary in Nevada versus Wisconsin?

  14. You realize they pay taxes on the city/state they play games in…including road games. So the GB vs. LV tax situation applies to 8-9 games, not the whole schedule.

    So is KC, Denver, San Diego less than Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota for taxes? Probably yes, but not enough to swing the decision on where to play.

  15. He listed a bunch of reasons, all of which are legit standing alone, but even stronger when combined: (1) he wasn’t certain how long Rodgers would keep playing; (2) wanted to play closer to home; (3) wanted to play with Carr; and (4) wanted to play and live in a warmer, better location. IBased on what Adam’s said, in some small way Rodgers is at fault for creating uncertainty as to his tenure with the Pack.

  16. blizzardwarning says:
    June 9, 2022 at 7:42 pm
    You realize they pay taxes on the city/state they play games in…including road games. So the GB vs. LV tax situation applies to 8-9 games, not the whole schedule.

    Each road game represents only 1-2 days of their week of earnings…so it’s not much in increased taxes.

  17. What’s fascinating with most players who sign a new contract, they say they just joined a ‘first class organization’, and feel like they have a chance to ‘compete for a championship’, and feel very confident with ‘the players and coaches’ here. That’s all one big crock for the media to hide the fact that they just signed for the biggest deal they could get. The Davante Adams situation is one of the rare instances where that wasn’t the case, and it just sounds like he values playing with his college QB over money, or a chance to win a title. Because let’s face it, the Raiders aren’t winning the division anytime soon. And honestly, if that’s the case… and Davante just sees playing football as a job, a game, and doesn’t have a burning desire to win a ring… then he’s in a better place. This is a professional vacation for him. Good for Davante. Good for GB for recognizing that Tae’ was never gonna help us win rings.

  18. Adams heart has been in Raider country for years. He performed admirably in GB but had to wait until he was out of town to say, he didnt really want to be a Packer and that the money couldnt keep him on the team, his heart was in Raider land.
    In other words to Pack fans, I really dont like GB but dont want you to know until I get on the plane.

  19. He wants to know that his QB is dedicated to football and not golf and that he will be around the next few years.

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