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Aaron Rodgers admits he thought Davante Adams would return to the Packers: ‘So it will not be like that’

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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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Davers Adams of the Packers catches a pass to a touchdown in front of MJ Stewart of the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Davers Adams of the Packers catches a pass to a touchdown in front of MJ Stewart of the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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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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Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers celebrate after scoring against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers celebrate after scoring against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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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.

Davers Adams of Packers enters the field during the Washington Football Team match at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Davers Adams of Packers enters the field during the Washington Football Team match at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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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.

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