Raiders acquiring Davante Adams from Packers: Who are the trade's biggest winners and losers?
Everybody expected Davante Adams to receive a lucrative new deal this offseason. What we didn't predict was that the massive contract would come from the Las Vegas Raiders instead of the Green Bay Packers.
But that's exactly what's happening with a trade sending the All-Pro receiver to the AFC West and leaving plenty of questions about how Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers now feels about his situation.
Green Bay seemed to be one signing away from pulling off the best possible scenario -- the pairing of Rodgers and Adams for the foreseeable future
Now the happiest person about this deal -- outside of Adams and Las Vegas -- is Pat McAfee, because his podcast is about to become a lot more interesting once Rodgers sits down for his next guest appearance.
As if the AFC West wasn't already loaded enough after the initial wave of free-agent activity, the Adams deal makes things even more interesting.
The Denver Broncos filled a gaping hole at quarterback by trading for Russell Wilson and then bolstered their pass rush by signing Randy Gregory. The Los Angeles Chargers built up their defense with the additions of edge rusher Khalil Mack and cornerback J.C. Jackson
f edge rusher Khalil Mack and cornerback J.C. Jackson. The Raiders hadn't been making much noise until they signed edge rusher Chandler Jones on Wednesday, but now they've hit the jackpot by trading for Adams and making him the highest-paid receiver in league history (five years, $141.25 million).