Podcast: Davante Adams is off to Las Vegas (and more free agency chaos)
Another bombshell rocks NFL Free Agency. What does this mean for the Packers and Aaron Rodgers? Also, the pursuit of Deshaun Watson picks up... which prompts a trade request from Baker Mayfield.
Inevitably, a trade would go down that absolutely nobody sees coming. That’s how this time of year works in the NFL.
When Aaron Rodgers decided to stay in Green Bay, I think most of us assumed Davante Adams would do the same.
On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers traded their record-setting receiver to the Las Vegas Raiders for first- and second-round picks. Personally, I’d rather drink some Spotted Cows with the locals at Fox Harbor Bar & Pub on Washington Street than spend a weekend on the Vegas Strip but, hey, to each their own. Adams now reunites with his Fresno State teammate — quarterback Derek Carr — and gets a fat new five-year, $141.5 million contract. He’s the richest wide receiver ever. Aside from the fact that the AFC West will become an all-time bloodbath, what does this deal mean for the Packers? For Aaron Rodgers? Surely, the quarterback knew this was a possibility.
We discuss all angles on this week’s edition of the Go Long Podcast with former personnel man Jim Monos.
Also, Baker Mayfield wants out after the Cleveland Browns made a run at Deshaun Watson. The Browns were trying to upgrade at the most important position in sports, and that’s understandable, but Mayfield has a right to be pissed. What does the Watson sweepstakes say about the NFL, too? He’s a star. He also stands accused of vile behavior.
Finally, Von Miller is off to Buffalo. Feels like months ago, doesn’t it? Give the Buffalo Bills credit for swinging away on the defensive line. This was a move they absolutely needed to make.
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If Rodgers is the MVP again, maybe the Ty anti-Rodgers confirmation bias will stop. My prediction, LaFleur and Rodgers rework the playbook with a lot of two back looks, where Rodgers is able to find open receivers who do not have the one on one separation skills that Adams does. If the Packers add someone next to Kenny Clark in the defensive line (Suh?) this team wins 14 games in the regular season, and has a better shot at making it thru the gauntlet that is the Playoffs.
About to listen to the podcast. One observation from my Packers fan bubble of twitter. Considering age and ascending vs descending trajectory, I would think MVS would be more appealing than a lot of the other free agent or trade targets people are talking about. Sure seems that Packers fans don't have interest in bringing back MVS, which I don't get.