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Aaron Rodgers admitted in an interview last week that the Green Bay Packers’ deal with Davante Adams for the Las Vegas Raiders “surprised” him.
Rodgers re-signed with the Packers in March and agreed to a $ 150.8 million three-year deal. Days later, Green Bay sent the Adams to the Raiders.
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“Obviously when I made my decision, I was still thinking he would come back. You know, I was very honest with him about my plans and my future, and where I, you know, saw my career go as far as how many years I would play. But I felt he would be back. So it would not be like that, “Rodgers said in an appearance on” The Pat McAfee Show. “
Green Bay marked Adams days before the trade. However NFL network reported that the two sides were far apart in negotiating a long-term contract, and Adams would not play on the franchise brand.
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The Raiders signed Adams to a five-year extension of $ 140 million as soon as the deal was completed.
“I thought based on the number we offered Davante and you know it would make a difference to be able to play with me a few more years,” Rodgers said in the radio program. “But in the end, I think he was ready to move on and wanted my help to make it happen.”
Green Bay added three wide receivers to the draft to strengthen their corps.
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Selected were North Dakota States Christian Watson in the second round, Nevada’s Romeo Doubs in the fourth and Nebraska’s Samori Toure in the seventh.