- The Packers traded wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.
- In retur, Green Bay netted a first-round pick and second-round pick next year’s draft.
- NFL fans have since pointed out that the Jets got more picks when they traded safety Jamal Adams.
Despite the fact that the Packers resigned two-time defending NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to a three-year, $150 million deal, All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams still didn’t want to stay in Green Bay as the 29-year-old pass-catcher has been dealt to the Las Vegas Raiders.
In exchange for Adams — who has racked up 669 catches for 8,121 yards and 73 touchdowns during his eight seasons in the National Football League — the Packers received a first-round and second-round draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft from the Raiders, which is a relatively small price to pay for a player many consider to be the best at his position.
In fact, the package that the Packers received in exchange for their star wideout is so mediocre that it’s actually making the New York Jets — yes, the JETS — look good, as NFL fans have since pointed out that the moribund AFC East franchise got more in the Jamal Adams trade. Adams, a strong safety, was shipped to the Seahawks for two first-round picks and a third-round pick back in 2020.
Jets got two 1s and a 3 for Jamal Adams — a strong safety. https://t.co/mHacIBtbCT
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 18, 2022
The Jets really got more in return for Jamal Adams than the Packers did for Davante Adams 😳
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— The Game Day NFL (@TheGameDayNFL) March 18, 2022
Jamal Adams got more in return than Davante Adams…
Like @LegerDouzable says, Joe Douglas is the fleece king
— Clay Smarslok (@ClaySmars) March 17, 2022
The Jamal Adams trade gets better every year and will go down in infamy as one of the all time fleece jobs
— WES UNSELD JR (@Davidacosta1980) March 18, 2022
Add Davante Adams to the list of players who were traded for less than what the #Jets got for Jamal Adams
— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) March 18, 2022
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— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) March 18, 2022
The Jamal Adams trade looks worse every 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/QXMFObxe2b
— World B. Flat 💙💛🏆 (@Carl_noWinslow) March 18, 2022
— Leger Douzable (@LegerDouzable) March 17, 2022
Just a reminder on a comparable trade
— Coach Robert 🅿️rtiz (@CoachOrtizOL) March 18, 2022
Jamal Adams was traded for more than Davante Adams https://t.co/NZzccs8llj
— Paulie Bruz (@Paulie_Bruz) March 18, 2022
Joe Douglas literally got more for Jamal Adams 😂 https://t.co/5IM3qLGBD6
— Stephen Zantz (@szantz) March 18, 2022
With Adams now set to be catching passes from his old college roommate Derek Carr in Las Vegas, the Packers In addition to Adams, the Packers wide receiver corps consists of Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers, Malik Taylor, Juwann Winfree, David Moore, Rico Gafford, and Josh Malone. The team might also potentially lose Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who is currently a free agent.