Davante Adams on How Rodgers’s Future Impacted Decision to Leave Packers
Davante Adams relished his alternative to play with the Packers and to make recollections with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
When the 2022 NFL season begins, the five-time Professional Bowler can be roaming by the Raiders’ offense and hauling in receptions from his school sign caller and Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr.
Nevertheless, Adams’s new residence doesn’t diminish his relationship with Rodgers. The truth is, on Thursday, Adams confirmed Rodgers’s statements from Tuesday that the 2 talked extensively in regards to the quarterback’s future and Rodgers’s “period” in Inexperienced Bay. Adams, who grew up a Raiders’ fan, mentioned these conversations are what helped him make the selections about his future, citing the uncertainty of Rodgers’s future with the franchise in a few years.
“…I’ve obtained aspirations of doing actually massive issues and being remembered,” Adams told reporters in Las Vegas. “…It simply wasn’t actually a degree in my profession that I used to be prepared to sacrifice Aaron [Rodgers] not being there after a yr or two. So my choice was to be right here [Las Vegas] and he revered that.”
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The Redwood, Calif., native additionally wished to maneuver nearer to residence to probably play extra video games in entrance of his household and that his grandparents may watch him play in particular person, one thing they had been unable to do throughout his time in Inexperienced Bay.
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Rodgers advised ESPN’s Rob Demovsky that he plans to finish his profession in Inexperienced Bay however is taking his remaining size of time within the NFL on a “year by year” perspective. That got here 5 days after the four-time MVP said he thinks about retirement “all the time.”
Whereas Rodgers’s future appears sturdy in Inexperienced Bay, the Rodgers-Adams connection on the sector is completed. Nevertheless, the 2 will stay buddies.
The Packers traded Adams in March, permitting the wideout to earn a brand new contract with Las Vegas value $141.25 million over 5 years and turning into the NFL’s highest-paid extensive receiver.
Final season, Adams recorded 123 receptions and 11 touchdowns whereas Rodgers threw for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns in 16 video games.
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