The Green Bay Packers made a franchise-altering move on Thursday night,
trading All-Pro receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a first- and a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
It was a stunning move. Adams, 29, was charting a Hall of Fame path while catching passes from Aaron Rodgers.
Now, he’ll reunite with college teammates Derek Carr in Las Vegas.
Breaking down the pros and cons of the Packers’ decision to deal Adams
– The Packers immediately gain a little over $20 million cap space by dealing Adams, who was stuck on the franchise tag.
General manager Brian Gutekunst can use this cap space to add a replacement receiver and keep a player like Rasul Douglas, who is now expected to return to Green Bay.
The Packers are getting two valuable picks in the 2022 draft. Gutekunst turned Adams, who didn’t want to be in Green Bay,
into the No. 22 overall pick in the first round and No. 53 overall pick in the second round.
Was it enough for an All-Pro receiver? Who knows. But the Packers now have four picks in the first and second rounds and five picks in the top 100.
A big influx of young and cheap talent will be coming to Green Bay in a month.