Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams recently made it a point to declare that he didn’t need star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to produce in the NFL.
But on another timeline, Adams might have been a teammate with Rodgers until the Packers traded him to the New York Jets last month.
Speaking on the I Am Athlete podcast, Adams got brutally honest about his exit from the Packers. And while Rodgers’ future with the team wasn’t the main factor in his exit, it still played a major role.
“So if they had paid you the year you wanted to be paid, you would still be in Green Bay?” host Brandon Marshall asked Adams.
“I would have been in Green Bay for sure,” Adams replied.
“I had some decisions to make so that’s basically what came down to that, and obviously the whole Aaron thing and [the] uncertainty of his future in Green Bay factored in heavy for me,” Adams said.
Marshall went on to ask Adams about his problem with the Packers’ contract offer, whether it was the years, the overall money, or the guaranteed money.
“I would say it was a little bit of everything,” Adams replied.
The Packers eventually dealt Adams to the Raiders for a first- and second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.