After Davante Adams was traded to Raiders on March 17 after eight seasons with the Packersthe five-year contract he signed with his new team is worth $141.25 million.
It later emerged that the Packers were willing to offer their star receiver the same amount or more in order to keep him in Green Bay. But, Adams decided to leave the only organization he had played for.
The California native admitted to members of the media on Thursday that the Packers had indeed offered him more money than Las Vegas. In the end, trade meant more to him than money. He said he wanted to be near where he grew up and be close to his family.
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“I’ll say it, it was true, OK,” Adams said during the Raiders’ press conference. “But, as I said, there is more to it. Family is a big part of that for me, so being geographically here makes it much easier for me to stay in touch with my family all year round. It’s not year 2. I’m not necessarily trying to “fight for a job” or anything like that about where you have to do what you have to do to stay there. I had a choice, and the choice was for me to come here and raise my family on the west coast and come here and have fun in the sun. It is difficult to explain.”
Adams is also reuniting with his former college teammate, Derek Carr, in Las Vegas. The two played together at Fresno State, helping lead the Bulldogs to a Mountain West title in 2013.
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