Packers set to trade Davante Adams to the Raiders

The Packers will recieve the Raiders 1st and 2nd round picks in this year's draft. 

From Adam Schefter

Blockbuster: Packers are trading Pro-Bowl WR Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for two prime 2022 picks, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2022

Green Bay will gain back just over $20 million in cap space with the move. 

The Packers will receive the Raiders 1st and 2nd round picks in this year's draft. 

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Coldworld's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:42 pm

Lol, does that make the Rodgers contract more or less sensible?

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:44 pm

The Future is now. Works for me!

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:54 pm

Yep—my words exactly.

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murf7777's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:44 pm

I agree never thought they could keep both and they got good assets!!!

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:12 pm

Now i know why they kept Cobb. They should move on Drake London. Maybe they like Olave's speed. Pierce plays into the value slots/

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 18, 2022 at 12:00 am

Pierce played 53 snaps in the slot and 321 on the outside. Watson had just 25 snaps in the slot but had only 195 passing snaps in a run heavy offense. Tolbert played about 1/3 of his snaps in the slot.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 18, 2022 at 09:25 am

I was referencing the draft positions. Should have said spots. They can now bag a WR @ #22 then get an OT,
DT/DE a WR or TE with the remaining picks.

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DougXX57's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:45 pm

well now they could sign AVS and another wr or 2

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fish's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:50 pm

Who is AVS?

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:11 pm

MVS... Our new #1 WR... Lol

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Gee's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:24 pm

playbook go reads deep every play!!! Hope Rodgers ices that arm!!

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:31 pm

Could you imagine if we re-sign MVS, draft Watson, and Pierce?

MVS would be the slowest of the three... ; P

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:43 pm

They now can sign Tonyan.

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Minniman's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Agree - Tonyans absence was noticeable and I think that the MLF system needs an effective TE threat.

Happy trails ‘Tae. Thanks for the memories.

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egbertsouse's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:08 am

Tonyan is a JAG with a bad knee. Isn’t Austin Hooper available?

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BigZ's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:53 pm

I honest to God do not know.

I do know one thing though... All those people saying that AR was better without Davante, well...

We're about to find out.

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DougXX57's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:40 pm

the packers offered him the same contract the raiders did 5 year 141 M but he chose to reject GB and he bought a home in Vegas and I think he wanted to go to the Raiders to play with his college QB, OH WELL

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:44 pm

I wish him luck with the Raiders. He's going to need it.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:15 pm

He was. But 7 games is not a huge sample.

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PeteK's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:57 pm

This is crazy, how do you keep one and not the other. How do you replace 1500 yds and 11 TDs. Let's make it really bizarre and sign that idiot Odel.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:12 pm

Gutey: OK... ; P

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murf7777's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:45 pm

With multiple playmakers.

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Rick5952's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:34 pm

We don't need another Diva.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:52 pm

You might have one in Alexander.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:16 pm

The Odell with the blown knee, or someone else?

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:07 pm

Depends on what they do with the cap space they've just generated.

Austin Hooper maybe?
Just no Julio...he can't stay on the field anymore.

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MainePackFan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:41 pm

I'm wondering if Allen Robinson is thinking he left a little money on the table :)

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Nate-1980's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:51 pm

Why hooper ? I agree no Jones.. But they need to grab a good second tier guy fast before they’re gone.. Ju ju or Landry I’d take because they both had bad qbs throwing to them the last few years..

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:01 pm

There's room for a Hooper AND a JuJu or Landry for what they had set aside on Adams' cap number. But, then, ARod wouldn't know what to do with a TE if he had 5 on the field at once.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see them blow the whole shebang, but they've got to add pieces.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 18, 2022 at 12:03 am

Landry is hourglass slow. As injuries pile up he's going to get less effective much quicker than other WRs.

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MainePackFan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:14 pm

No surprise here. Take a look at AR's contract. Note that the 46.6M is listed as a Roster Bonus not a signing bonus.

I believe the Packers have been working on this deal for awhile. They (including Rodgers) knew Tae wasn't coming back, and I think that's why it took so long for Rodgers to sign.

There is a plan in place and I can't wait to see it.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:31 am

Except it is a signing bonus in effect.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:10 pm

I have no idea. Im at a loss as to what the hell this organization is doing.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:42 pm

Thank You. Thank You Thank You. All the rumors were True. Thank you. Thank You. Thank You.

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Coldworld's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:49 pm

Yes, but now we have Cobb as our starter opposite Lazard and a 50 million a year QB. I see WRs from those picks. Fingers crossed they blossom fast.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:57 pm

They will. It gives them 5 years of cap room. No injury worries. It's a win. I'm sure Rodgers will feel hurt. But he'll be fine.

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Minniman's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm

“ Fingers crossed they blossom fast.”

The footage of Rodgers broody looks as a rookie\newbie runs the wrong route is going to dominate the telecasts this year.

He’s gonna need Botox after this season!

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WilsonMaywick's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:32 am

Packers seem to have a strong aversion to drafting WRs in the first 32

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fish's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:48 pm

Raiders have 1 pick in each of first 4 rounds. Pick 22, 53, 86, 126 (also 164, 165, 227).

Hopefully the trade is for the 22 and 53

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:04 pm

I'd bet on 53 and 86. If there are multiple picks, I'm guessing neither is a 1.

In Edit:
Apparently I'm quite wrong...
https://www.profootballrumors.com/2022/03/packers-trade-wr-davante-adams...

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:19 pm

Yes-

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:02 pm

Happy st. Patricks Day!

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ImaPayne's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:33 pm

Its their first round pick but not sure the other pick we get.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:40 pm

2022 first- and second-round picks

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HankScorpio's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:31 pm

Finally something I like out of Gute. I'm not happy to see Davante go. He's a great player. But that's a heck of a nice return.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:48 pm

Hopefully Rodgers looses his mind and wants to go to da Raiders as well. We, jump in the Carr and drive all the way to a Superbowl victory baby!!! For the love of God and all things holy...make this happen! Ball and Gute are geniuses!!! :D

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Coldworld's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:01 pm

Smiling happy thoughts ….

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:03 pm

Not happening. Cobb is still here.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:06 pm

Yeah, given that you and others had reported on Adams buying property in Vegas, I'm guessing this has been in the works for a little bit and that #12 is good with it. Adams is getting his.

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wildbill's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:37 pm

Now about those reports of Rodgers buying property outside Nashville…,,

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Crankbait's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:56 am

Adams gets to be the highest paid receiver in the NFL and Rodgers gets to be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL who avoids looking like the greedy bad guy by refusing to give up some of his contract to keep Adams.
This was in the works all along and if you think that today's professional athletes care about where they play or who they play for ahead of money, well those days are long gone.
I chose to root for the G and not for the individual player.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:11 pm

"Hopefully Rodgers looses his mind and wants to go to da Raiders as well. "

That ship has sailed. He's signed his deal and the guaranteed money is a lock.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:18 pm

I know...it just felt so good to dream, if only for a millisecond.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:21 pm

With all the cap machinations going on recently, this deal feels about like Christmas.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:14 pm

Yes, more Ovaltine with the Decoder Ring!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:50 pm

Lol

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fish's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:49 pm

Maybe now they can bring back Za'Darius Smith. He turned down the Ravens' deal.

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PeteK's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:11 pm

Not for the crazy money he's asking after back surgery at almost 30.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:16 pm

Tru Dat... Now at #22 Overall we can get an Edge Rusher or WR... ; )

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:21 pm

Williams?

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HankScorpio's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:36 pm

They got two picks from the Raiders. They can get both with them.

They also got some wiggle room to maybe re-sign Douglas, which the rumor mill says might be close. If they can swing that, that's 3 new guys made possible by this trade.

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gsd3's picture

March 18, 2022 at 03:29 am

After noticing that Miller took the Bills to the cleaners, he probably backed out of the deal . Dallas?

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egbertsouse's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:10 am

He backed out of his deal because he wants Vonn Miller money. No way. Plus, the guy can’t play the run. He’s a 3rd down player only.

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BigZ's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:50 pm

WOW

The mad lad Gute actually did it. I read we are getting two "premium" picks... Just HOLY CRAP DUDE.

Also, just looked, he signed for 5 years $141 MILLION... Do you guys think the Packers could've done that?

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:57 pm

I laughed at mad lad Gute so hard, my last good tooth slid across the floor...

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RWP4's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:21 pm

Could the pack have done this for 5 years and $141 million. Hell no. Remember the hoopla to sign Mack, how did that work out for da Bears. Older receivers more prone to get injured. Great deal for the Pack.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:36 pm

Supposedly they offered the same deal and he turned it down.

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dobber's picture

March 18, 2022 at 05:11 am

Think about it this way: the Raiders essentially (a 1 and 2) beat the Packers' franchise tag.

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myabfr's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:05 pm

Will be very interesting to see Rodgers play without being locked onto Adams constantly.

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ricky's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:03 pm

Absolutely. There are some very good WR's in FA, and if Rodgers has to spread the ball around more, excellent. Remember, the Packers went 5-0 with Adams hurt. Great receiver, but moving the chains and creating more threats can only help the offense, IMO.

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Minniman's picture

March 18, 2022 at 03:27 am

Yep - and they also failed in 2 postseason missions with both on the field…… on multiple drives. I’m cool with this

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MarkinMadison's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:57 pm

Whelp, people who pay attention to the cap are probably not surprised. At the end of the day there is only so much money to go around. No matter how many tricks you play, someone was going to get left out.

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MainePackFan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:58 pm

I called it a few days ago here in CHTV. It was so obvious. Too many things pointed in this direction. Derek Carr, new house in Vegas, Raiders with cap space, DA unhappy with the tag. The Packers have this planned out. I hate to see DA go but I'm excited to see the next move.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:05 pm

Couldn't take the cold anymore.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:12 pm

Rodgers or Davante?

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NitschkeFromTheGrave's picture

March 17, 2022 at 06:59 pm

Interesting to see if he will be half as big without A.R. favoring him.

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MarkinMadison's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:03 pm

Interesting that Mr. "it's not about the money" didn't give a nickel to keep his best buddy.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:13 pm

ARod's bud Adams got paid AND the Packers look like they're getting serious draft capital in return.

That's probably a win-win from 12's perspective.

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SanLobo's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:19 pm

I agree. Will also be interesting to see what the FO does with 4 picks in the 1st two rounds.

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MainePackFan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:26 pm

Lol. C'mon man. Do you really believe that? Do you believe "if only Aaron Rodgers had taken $141M less" DA would have signed with the Packers? Nope, Tae wanted out and I believe EVERYONE in the organization knew it.

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HankScorpio's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:41 pm

I just read someplace that Rodgers was informed before he inked his new deal.

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Nate-1980's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:56 pm

Nftg Idt he’ll be as good with carr, this reminds me of a Jennings situation, having a elite qb throwing you the ball helps a lot..

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:07 pm

Enough competing targets in Vegas that he'll not rack up the numbers.

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Coldworld's picture

March 17, 2022 at 11:57 pm

But he is set for life and it’s sunny

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dobber's picture

March 18, 2022 at 05:13 am

I guess...if you like that kinda stuff...

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SanLobo's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:15 am

Exactly. It is his last contract in the NFL and this was about the money and family.

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BruceC1960's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:02 pm

This has obviously been known for a while or did 17 buy a house in Vegas and hope?
Not sure where we go for WR? EQ signing with Bears and Robinson with Rams? Maybe we go Julio Jones and Odell? What a mess we have. Curious to know AR feelings on this.

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ricky's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:08 pm

I'm sure the Packers have been preparing for this for quite a while, so they'll also have a plan to re-sign their own WR's, as well as going through the process of looking at FA's and deciding who will fit the cap, and be best for the team. At this point, they could sign someone for a year or two, win the SB, and then have some salary cap relief as Jordan gets his feet wet playing real games, with the offense designed more to his strengths.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:15 pm

"I'm sure the Packers have been preparing for this for quite a while, so they'll also have a plan to re-sign their own WR's,"

ESB signed with the Bears today...but I'm thinking when you said WR you meant guys who actually catch passes.

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13TimeChamps's picture

March 18, 2022 at 03:44 pm

37 career receptions and 1 TD in 4 years. I'm guessing we can withstand that loss. I'd be surprised if he even makes the Bears opening 53.

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UdderApocowlipse's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:08 pm

Are you not excited to see what's being brewed in this cauldron of opportunity? Whatever happens will be more exciting than residing in the pasture with the biting flies.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:38 pm

They seriously missed the boat here by not trading Adams sooner. couldve replaced him with Amari Cooper for just 5th and 6th round picks and at the same salary as Adams' franchise tag.

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Nate-1980's picture

March 18, 2022 at 02:58 pm

Completely agree have no reason this was down voted, must be that any criticism of the gm is unacceptable ha..

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:04 pm

Rodgers contract all but sent Adam’s packing. I’m just very enthusiastic about 3 things. Cap space, draft picks, and Rodgers now hopefully seeing every number on the field besides 17. Not having even more debt sitting in the 2023-2024 landfill by keeping Adam’s makes me extremely happy, I’m also finding a new found faith in the FO. What a f’n ride you guys and gals!! Wow!!

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:08 pm

This is an outstanding trade. Davante’s at the age of injuries…and as some of you have said, we’ve won every game he’s missed.
IMO, good WR’s are a dime a dozen—we’ll find a capable replacement.
I also believe (as Colin Cowerd has stated), the most critical pieces of a SB contending team are a great QB and a superior defensive line.
Whooo whooo—go Packers!!

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PeteK's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:14 pm

You're forgetting O line, lest you forget the great and elusive Mahomes's struggle in SB past.

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Starrbrite's picture

March 18, 2022 at 12:57 pm

PeteK, I think that SB win was more about the Bucs superior DLine rather than the Chiefs inferior OLine. That’s how the Bucs beat us too imo.

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:17 pm

I should give you a thumbs down for referencing the worlds biggest contrarian, Brady, Bron, nuthugger on American radio and television, Colin Cowturd. But I’m in an amazing mood suddenly. So, I gave you a thumb’s up. Seriously though. Isn’t this fun?!

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:41 pm

Lol—right on crazypacker!!

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LambeauPlain's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:14 pm

The Wolf man said his two priorities for Championship were a franchise QB and a top D.

A superior D line without stellar LB and DB play is doomed. However, the Pack now has draft capital to go for the best DL or WR or DB or Edge in this draft...and keep playing in the second round.

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:35 pm

Well said!

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Bure9620's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:12 pm

Anxious to see what the "premium" picks are exactly. This is not a bad move. It's becoming clear what they want to do. They are keeping a vet QB and prioritizing O-line and defense. Maybe we see the actual MLF offense this year?? More run? They likely draft a WR higher now maybe make a shrewd FA signing at WR. They kinda had to do this.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:42 pm

Frankly, anything better than the 3rd round comp next year he would have netted is a win.

The question is whether the Packers are going to hold onto the picks to develop for the future or flip them for 1-year rentals to try to maximize the window this year.

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RWP4's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:18 pm

I know for the cap hit they cannot now trade Rodgers, I wish they would have traded 12 before the deal was signed. If 12 didn’t know this was going to happen before he signed his deal, he is going to stew like a 12 year old girl. If he knew before he signed, I am amazed.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:22 pm

He probably knew when Tae bought his place in Vegas...

Just saying.

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BruceC1960's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:16 pm

That was a pretty good clue, wasn’t it. Guessing 17 made it clear he wasn’t coming back.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:20 pm

Confirmed #22 and #53 Overall...

Know we'll be drafting 3 WRs this draft for sure...

Maybe both Watson and Pierce... ; )

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:29 pm

If the Packers really got a 1 and 2 for Adams (and nothing else)? That's a steal...

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Matt Gonzales's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:49 pm

They just got 2 free picks by flipping a player on a tag that said he wouldn't play. They may have gotten more had they dealt Adams last year when he had another year on his contract, but this is a damn good trade.

Now - if Ja can't agree to terms with GB, you have to wonder if they plan on dealing him as well and using the cap space to resign Douglas, find another cheap FA patch, and then either flipping picks for players now or packaging a couple to move up the board.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:43 pm

Theyre not trading Jaire. Hes a cornerstone of this franchise moving forward. They have plenty of time to work out an extension for him.

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dobber's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:51 pm

Packers have supposedly agreed on a deal with Douglas.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:58 pm

For us... We don't have to pay him $28 Million a year either...

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:01 pm

10-4 dobber—agree.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:32 pm

I just hope he doesn't trade them.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm

Those who stay, endure. Move up into the fourth to add value.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:55 pm

Or Jameson William's hopefully!

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 18, 2022 at 12:11 am

I'd be fine with Watson OR Pierce and a super fast gadget guy like Austin or Velus Jones later.

MVS has been on the market for three days now so maybe his price comes down. MVS and Watson or Pierce out wide would make whoever is in the slot a happy guy.

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relleum61's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:22 pm

Wow, just wow. I was worried the Packers would find a way to sign DA and really hamstring themselves for cap purposes. This trade gives the team a chance to re-load and contend. The cap will be an issue going forward, but now there is a way to manage the cap without suffering a total "bitch" slap. I am curious to see what the "premium" picks will be. I am hoping for a 1. That could allow the Pack to take a chance on Jameson Williams or move up for a similar talent.

That said, DA...Thank you for the years of thrills and amazing catches/memories. Do well. I hope to see you in the SB vs the Pack.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:25 pm

The last time I felt so giddy, so nervous, so freakin' excited, so much energy was Prom night.

Hell, who am I kidding...I stayed home watching my poor goldfish swim around in circles during Prom. I did read a few chapters of Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins.

Now though, I have a newfound bounce in my step with this recent news, the beer tastes colder and more inviting to the taste buds. The birds are chirping and all is almost right with the world....

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ImaPayne's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:28 pm

Great. I see a win win. Adams wins and we get two picks and his salary off our backs. Besides, I personally thought he lost a step last year. He wasnt running away from anyone. We got the best of his play thats for sure

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:50 pm

Lol—-you cracked me up hoof_hearted.

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Reghamster's picture

March 18, 2022 at 02:14 am

I hope the last sentence doesn't imply ....The birds are chirping and almost all is right with the world and will be after I get laid.

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ImaPayne's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:25 pm

Word is, and none of us know this is true or not, but the brass informed Rodgers prior to his signing that they couldnt keep Adams, he wanted too much money.
Hey in defense of Adams, you go for the gusto on your last contract that will pay you money. Cant fault him for that. His loyalty at 30 is his wallet.
Thanks for the great play Adams, you put on a real show here.
On the other front, the Packers have the ability to get a top receiver in the draft and wow there are a lot of Adams in the first round.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:31 pm

Jennings

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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:54 pm

Yes indeed, I wish nothing but the best for Davante in LV. He balled out and got up from hits that I truly was scared for him. I am happy for him and equally happy for the chance to help the Packers roster as well.

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stormin's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:57 pm

I like the trade, but come on there are no HOF receivers in the first round this year !

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LambeauPlain's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:22 pm

No one labeled Adams as a future HOFer either. What's your point? Tom Brady was a 6th rounder.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 11:53 pm

Hell, 50 percent of the fanbase wanted to trade DA after year 2... He couldn't catch a %'in cold... Lol

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PackBacker's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:31 pm

Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round. They expected him to be Bledsoe's backup. So you can't say there are no HOF receivers in the first round. Time will tell on that.

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PackBacker's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:31 pm

Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round. They expected him to be Bledsoe's backup. So you can't say there are no HOF receivers in the first round. Time will tell on that.

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Nate-1980's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:32 pm

I didn’t want Adams at that price but this bozo gm better have a plan that isn’t just drafting wrs.. He needs to get ju ju or Landry.. Good ole guteabust could’ve had a wr on his third year and already a stud but drafted love.. He has no planning ahead at all and contradicts himself with every move.. What a R Tard, but y’all have complete faith in this guy ?

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:46 pm

Im just here for the ratio.

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marpag1's picture

March 18, 2022 at 04:25 am

Dude agrees that Gutekunst did the right thing, then calls him a "bozo" and a "R Tard" for doing it.

U stewpid, bruh.....

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Nate-1980's picture

March 18, 2022 at 03:18 pm

Nah not stupid, yeah he did the right thing with the trade because he was backed into a corner and Adams didn’t want to play( offer more and still didn’t get him).. You can’t tell me he didnt contradict one major move with love( then extending ar) and just lost a receiver that could be good right now( love pick) and then losing Adams.. You can call it hindsight but I knew love wouldn’t be the starter, I just don’t kiss the gms ass like all of you here at chtv..:)

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Qoojo's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:31 pm

I didn't see how they could keep AR and Adams. I don't value the WR position for that much of the salary cap.

Is the 3rd round considered "prime pick"? 1st and 2nd sure, but I doubt they got that.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:39 pm

Per NFL.com: The Las Vegas Raiders are acquiring Adams from the Packers in exchange for their 2022 first- and second-round picks

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:59 pm

#22 and #53 Overall... ; )

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Qoojo's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:50 pm

Sweet!

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:34 pm

I’m excited to know exactly what picks we get so I can start mocking again. OMG what a post season!! LOL

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:48 pm

PFF simulator has been updated.

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:07 pm

Yup!! Was just there and have been mocking like an 8 year old looking into a huge bag of Halloween candy. Jesus Christ! Can you believe this?! Hopefully Gute doesn’t use his two first round picks to move up to the number 4 spot and draft a long snapper. I kid!!

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:37 pm

A #1 and a #2. I like it! Davante is a great receiver, but the Packers were a more balanced team when he was out due to Rodgers locking onto him. Great move! Look for some high draft pick WRs this spring along with a veteran or two signing. Signing with the Raiders doesn't hurt us at all. I wish Davante good luck (especially with the Raiders)!

11 points
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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:48 pm

They need them. Stretch the field

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BruceC1960's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:40 pm

Not sure why we didn’t trade 12 if we weren’t going to keep 17? What if this delay costs us Campbell, Douglas, Tonyan and MVS? Might have already influenced EQ, Patrick and Turner.
Can’t believe 12 would agree to come back without 17.

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egbertsouse's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:43 pm

Just think what they would have if they would've traded Choker to Denver for 2 firsts and 2 seconds. They could have done a full rebuild in 2 drafts.

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Nate-1980's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:46 pm

Yup because elite qbs grow on trees, sounds right..

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:47 pm

And still likely made the playoffs both years while "rebuilding"

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PackfanNY's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:44 pm

So now the Packers have Two #1s, Two #2s, One 3 and Two 4s (Compensatory pick for Lindsey). A 5,6 and Two 7s. If my math is right that’s 11 picks to maneuver around the board. Not bad. We also now have $20M in available space to sign a free agent. (Should wait for the exact figure but this is what is being reported). Apparently, Davante wanted out. So….paying him like a QB wasn’t the answer.

Yes, it hurts losing Davante but if they draft well and play it right we could be set up for a nice little reboot. I think I’ll wait to see what it looks like when the dust settles.

9 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:00 pm

They now will sign MVS and Tonyan unless unrealistic dollars in addition to two WR'S in draft.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:13 pm

Now they will finally turn in the Campbell contract that they withheld to stay under the cap and they probably have enough there to bring back MVS.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:01 pm

We don't have a 6th, but we have 3 7ths...

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Starrbrite's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:09 pm

Excellent post PackfanNY.

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Wilment's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:47 pm

well the business end of the game just showed itself. Devante Adams is gone, though the team was willing to match the deal, he still ended up a Raider, reunited with Carr. Though the Packers freed up 20m in. cap space and got a one and two in the draft, they also lost arguably the best receiver in the game. Now, keeping him by matching that deal, as much as I love DA, would have been a financial disaster for next year and beyond. now we can look to extending some contracts, bringing back Douglas, and looking to find some good players in the first two rounds and free agency. I wish DeVante the very best....except when when he plays us. GOPACKGO!

7 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:48 pm

Best offseason move in my opinion particular if he doesn't want to play with the team and the Packers get their 1st and 2nd.

Now pick up some WR's and force Rodgers to spread ball around.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:55 pm

Right. They traded a non guaranteed comp pick next year for two high picks this year. The cap space allows the Campbell signing to be finalized. They have some more room if Ja will agree to an extension, or as Andy pointed out, another high pick plus room to resign Douglas with some change if they trade him (Ja).

Not crazy about how all this went down with AR but now that they're in, they may as well burn the ships and figure out how they can maximize the next two years.

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Dragon5's picture

March 17, 2022 at 07:53 pm

Gute has now rid the roster of 2 of the 3 MONKEYS (Adams & Z) in their enemy year (TIGER)...only PSmith was retained. Wish Tae the best. He got his coin and it's not wise to pay a WR a QB tab, but as I've stated before, enemy year this year and personal 7 injury prone year beginning on his birthday in '23...good luck fella. Time will tell if he turns into Julio 2.0 on the decline--it can happen quick.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:11 pm

These posts are always fantastic and I appreciate your dedication, but Adams is probably better compared to Larry Fitzgerald than Julio. Not the biggest or fastest or most physical, but surgically precise with routes and disciplined enough to telegraph NOTHING to receivers. He will be able to play at a high level for as long as he can keep pulling off the stutter steps, stop/breaks, etc., even if he isn't as quick doing them.

Having said that, one area where the LF comparison falls apart is blocking. Fitzgerald was an absolute workman of a receiver as he got deeper into his playing career and was a very willing and physical downfield blocker.

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LeotisHarris's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:11 pm

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4thand1's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:01 pm

The writing was on the wall. He wasn't going to play in GB. Something else is going on, this kinda stinks to high heaven.

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Packers0808's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:05 pm

One thing I didn't read here unless I missed it, The Packers have been becoming more of a running team the last two years or at least leaning that way. Makes me think this some of the thinking on FO decisions. If possible wouldn't be surprised if Jarvis becomes a Packer shortly.

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LeotisHarris's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:06 pm

The last All-Pro receiver the Packers traded to the Raiders garnered a third-round pick in 1987 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 1988. So, there's that.

This trade put some wind back in my sail.

7 points
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Tundraboy's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:10 pm

Wow. Hope it's true as I will believe it after it's all complete!

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canadapacker's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:10 pm

Too much negativity on this site. I am thinking that it was a great move. I am thinking that Adams deserves to be the highest paid player. I am happy that AR cannot focus on getting him the ball ( remember we won the games when he was out). And maybe we will get to be the more balanced team that we need to be, and now we can focus on getting some other possession receivers including signing another better tight end and somebody who can run the jet sweeps or receiver screens. Plus we will not be spending all of the money in 2 pots - just the most important pot.

7 points
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Tundraboy's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:12 pm

I'll believe it when it's all wrapped up but for now, WOW!

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splitpea1's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:45 pm

Sigh of relief....Now we've got some flexibility. Davante has been a great Packer, though, and his skills and professionalism will be missed. Still, it should be less of problem now for Rodgers to get the ball to the open man come crunch time in the playoffs.

Wow, the passing game is going to look quite a bit different with Adams gone and MVS apparently drawing interest from multiple teams. Excellent WR prospects aplenty in the upcoming draft, but which veterans are going to make sense for the Packers? And how are MLF and Vrable going to deploy all these new moving parts?

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PackBacker's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:23 pm

Hate to see Davante go. I hope he goes into the hall of fame someday in a Packers uniform. But time for all to move on.

Wow! The team now has 7 picks in the first four rounds. That's real value. And I have to think that under the circumstances Jordan Love may soon be shipped out somewhere. So maybe another 3rd roundish pick might be coming our way, too.

Draft well Gute and this is a real winner of a move.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 11:49 pm

DA will be pissed when we win the Super Bowl this year without him... Lol

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PyschoDad3's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:35 pm

Sorry to see DA go, but if you found somebody willing to pay more,, hell go for it. Better that than expecting the guy to play for you when you are holding him back from a payday. We're certainly looking at some pretty good compensation in any case. I'm wondering how long it will take Rodgers to develop his 'magic' trust factor with whomever we have catching the ball the next season. Maybe his contract will be up by the time that happens. The NFL is all about TV money and gambling anymore anyway. Little else matters.

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LambeauPlain's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:39 pm

Amazing. Adams tagged and declares he will not play for a measly $20 Mil. That tag wipes a huge salary and cap hit away while netting another #1 and #2.

Gutey is planning for the draft now. He will be a major player moving up, moving down, or staying put in a draft rich with prospects the Packers need on their team.

Yeah, would be nice to get Z back...and maybe he refused the Raven offer because he got a "heads up" to sit tight for now...but seriously, the Pack can now target the top talent in the draft to make them better with players on rookie deals.

I personally would like to see trade downs with one of the 1st and one of the seconds. Accumulate Day two pics where talent the Pack needs await.

1 points
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Rick5952's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:39 pm

Damn. What do I do with my Adams jersey now?

1 points
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Pantz_Burp's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:43 pm

Have any unruly neices or nephews that would like it for a Christmas present? :D

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:23 pm

I've been in that position too many times. I now only buy Packers legends jerseys (Woodson, White, Starr, etc). Those never go out of favor!

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Archie's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:42 pm

If GB truly matched the Raider's offer, I don't understand why the franchise tag doesn't force DA to accept GB's offer. Was it simply because DA preferred to leave and GB was content with the two premium picks in this year's draft?

I'd guess one of those two #2s will be used on TE Trey McBride. I'd happily give up the other #2 for WR Chase Claypool.

The two #1s could be spent on an OT and DT or Edge.

I'm happy GBP avoided cap hell. In fact, I was hugely disappointed they didn't take the R Wilson trade from Denver for Rodgers. Knowing they were losing their HOF WR, I guess they didn't want to lose their HOF QB as well.

I saw it written that GB could possibly get two #2s for Jordan Love. Maybe Indy or Pitt would want Love in a trade. If the price is right why not? I can't see Love being willing to sit on the bench for 5 or 6 years. We'd lose him to FA after year 4.

Big night!

ps - this trade is also s great for R Douglas and maybe MVS.

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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:11 pm

Trade Love. Take the twos. Sign Douglass. MVS will never be great. Save the 10 mil. Draft 3 wrs this draft.

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Packerlifer's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:48 pm

I remember when Sterling Sharpe's career was prematurely ended by a neck injury in 1994. Up to that time the Packers' offense was mostly Favre throwing to Sharpe. It looked like the Pack was going to be in real trouble with no other receivers in sight.

But youngsters Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman and Mark Chmura stepped in and up. They added Don Beebe, Keith Jackson and Andre Rison in free agency. They increased stress on the running game with Edgar Bennett and Dorsey Levens.

Their first year without Sharpe they won 11 games, highest in Green Bay in 29 years then. The next year they took the Super Bowl. They actually became a better team with balance and depth succeeding focus on just one player; albeit a great one.

Hope history repeats.

13 points
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AnotherLombardiPlease's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm

Favre to Sharpe is the perfect comparison to Rodgers to Adams, and this is the ideal template for what the Packers could do.

I even think that, as counterintuitive as it seems, Rodgers could be even more lethal not being so preoccupied with one receiver. Surely that might have helped us in that recent playoff disaster.

Rodgers certainly has the talent, skills, experience, and field awareness to adjust to a new group of receivers. That's why we are about to pay top dollar to the reigning two time MVP.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 18, 2022 at 01:42 am

Except Favre was like 25 when he lost Sharpe. Rodgers is 39. Kind of a big difference.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:00 pm

DA also leaves the Packers as the team's executive-of-the year - giving the FO no choice but to trade him. If the FO was willing to match the Raiders offer, then they should be charged with financial incompetence. Please no "genius" labels for Gutekunst and company. They just got lucky thanks to DA.

PS. just imagine the Packers future if both A.R. and D.A. were traded!

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PhantomII's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:02 pm

Really tired of packer players saying they want to be highest paid player at any position. This Narcissistic society is getting old. You have to leave some $ or the machine stops working and there is no brotherly love between folks.

9 points
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stockholder's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:13 pm

The G can never be replaced by the $ sign.

3 points
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jeremyjjbrown's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:19 pm

It's their job. They're not fans.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm

Hate being negatibe but these players are taught early what to say and how it is all about team and winning a SB. Clearly we see through players actions it really is only about themselves and the money.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 18, 2022 at 09:03 am

The thing is, GB had multiple guys who are the best at their position. This always correlates to being paid the most if and when the timing aligns.

Think about that for a minute: there are only 22 positions and GB had the best player at 4 of them: QB, LT, WR, CB.

Those other 31 teams are bums!

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Packerlifer's picture

March 18, 2022 at 08:38 pm

In the NFL, and pro sports in general, "team" is spelled $ $ $ $ $ $ $...

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:28 pm

Christian Watson and Alec Pierce. 2 picks for the future.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

March 18, 2022 at 01:04 am

Watson is Jeff Janus 2.0. Rodgers will never throw to him. He'll be nothing but a highly drafted special teamer/gadget player.

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High_stick69's picture

March 17, 2022 at 09:58 pm

Doesn’t the non exclusive tag give 2- #1 picks as compensation? Maybe they didn’t want to wait till ‘23 for the second pick?

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High_stick69's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:39 pm

* The second #1 pick that is…

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 17, 2022 at 11:43 pm

This was a trade. They didn't sign him to an offer sheet as far as I know. If the Raiders were to sign DA to an offer sheet and the Packers didn't want to match it, then we could've gotten two first round picks, but this was a straight trade I believe.

1 points
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High_stick69's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:39 pm

* The second #1 pick that is…

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High_stick69's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:39 pm

* The second #1 pick that is…

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AnotherLombardiPlease's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:01 pm

This is insanely good for us! I love Adams but a #1 and #2 are pure gold, and we clear a huge amount of cap space. The fact that Rodgers knew about it before is also huge. It means no pouting by #12. The draft is supposed to be loaded with recievers so maybe we can snag one cheap. I'm in the camp that feels receivers are overrated commodities and I'm sure Rodgers can and will develop chemistry with his new arsenal. Look at all the guys Favre and Rodgers threw to over the years, hardly ever missing a beat. It's probably good that #12 won't be so locked in on one guy too.

I have to say that, like many other Packer fans, I wanted to move on from the Rodgers era, but I do acknowledge that with his recent maneuvering Gute has put us in a position to at least be competitive for the Super Bowl for a few more years.

3 points
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Bure9620's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:27 pm

With an aging Veteran $150 Million QB, I would value Tackle and protection over "weapons" any day. Run the ball. If Rodgers is indeed the elite the QB most believe him to be, he should be able to move the ball without superstar WRs. Cheap vets and young talent should be enough with elite protection and a solid run game. Brady had a 5 foot nothing guy named Julien Edelman as his #1 WR.....Protection should be priority 1.

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EnemyTerritory's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:12 pm

Wow. How about Landry or Beasley? The latter and QB1 could philosophize about the world…

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Since'61's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:17 pm

This is a very good move for the Packers. Hate to lose Adams but his price was too high, the Packers need the cap space and they now have 4 picks in the first 2 rounds.

Plus Rodgers was aware the Packers were trading Adams so he will be fine with it.

This move should change everything. We have a great QB with experience to run the MLF offense. We can draft some speed at WR and we can focus on defense by signing Douglas and extending Jaire. Plus we can draft a DL and an Edge with 2 WRs in rounds 1 and 2.

This creates the opportunity to build a solid roster for Rodgers to work with during his final seasons in Green Bay.

This move significantly improved our chances to finally reach another SB with Rodgers. Great news for the Packers.
Thanks, Since ‘61

4 points
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MooPack's picture

March 17, 2022 at 10:19 pm

NOW we are going 1st round WR in draft. Problem is...everyone knows it. The Pack have always been better when the ball is spread around rather than for