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Packers Trade Davante Adams in Stunning Blockbuster 

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Aaron Rodgers is back but without his right-hand man as the Packers traded Davante Adams to the Raiders on Thursday night
GREEN BAY, Wis. – In a stunning trade for the Green Bay Packers’ 

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Super Bowl aspirations, the team traded All-Pro receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.
The Packers will get two draft picks in return

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The Raiders’ first-round pick at No. 22 and their second-round choice at No. 53. Along with Green Bay’s choices at No. 28 and No. 59, the Packers are slated to have four of the top 59

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selections
How the Packers – and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, specifically – will adjust without the game’s dominant receiver is the mystery. As it stands, the Packers’ main

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receivers under contract are Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers. Perhaps the Packers can land a veteran in free agency; Adams cost $20.1 million under the franchise tag.

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Perhaps they can land an instant-impact stud in the first round. Perhaps they can re-sign Robert Tonya and he can return to form following last year’s torn ACL. Perhaps all of the above can

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happen
What can’t be replaced is Rodgers’ otherworldly connection with Rodgers. Rodgers has chemistry with Lazard and Cobb but nothing that compares with the unspoken

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bond he had with Rodgers.
“I told him in the locker room, the thing that I will miss 20 years down the line is moments where you make a subtle adjustment, you look over at the guy 

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and it’s a stud like 17 and he just went like this (head nod),” Rodgers said after a victory at Chicago game that was highlighted by a key 41-yard pass Like the whole body started tingling. 

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 I just knew it was going to be one of those special plays
Adams is a face-of-the-franchise type of player. In a perfect world, you want your absolute best players to dominate with production

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lead with presence and generally do everything on and off the field the right way That was Adams
Adams of course won with his dominant route-running, underrated athleticism and excellent

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hands. But he had an unquenchable thirst to dominate anyone and everyone who dared cover him
“I look at it everybody like a rival,” he said before an October game vs. Chicago. 

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It means something to me because I know how much it means to this organization. I hate everybody that I play against. So when I’m going out there, I’m going to try to – like I said last week