Davante Adams: Respected Aaron Rodgers, understood my decision to leave Green Bay

Davante Adams: Respected Aaron Rodgers, understood my decision to leave Green Bay

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Earlier this week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told reporters he couldn’t blame Davante Adams for wanting to be traded to the Raiders because it was the best move for the receiver and his family.

On Thursday, Adams went into more detail about why he wanted to leave Green Bay for Las Vegas. As the five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro explained, the quarterback’s stability as well as the ability to play closer to his home state of California were two important factors.

“[Rodgers and I] talked about throughout the process,” Adams said during his press conference. “He knew where I was and I was aware of where he was. And we had discussions. Just like what he said the other day, we had discussions about his future and what he thinks his duration in Green Bay or just football in general would be like.

“And that also played into my decision because where I’m at in my career – and that’s not a shot at other Green Bay quarterbacks. I especially like Jordan Love, he’s a guy great. But I aspire to do really, really big things and be remembered. And it just wasn’t really a time in my career where I was willing to sacrifice Aaron to not be there. after a year or two So my decision was to be here and he respected that, he understood that.

Adams added that because he’s closer to California, he’ll be able to pack a suite full of his family. And that’s a big deal for him because his grandparents didn’t see him play when he was in Green Bay.

But the relationship between Adams and Rodgers remains strong, even as Adams prepares for his first season in Las Vegas.

“We had a lot of good talks,” Adams said. “He was in The Match, I’m sure you all know that, and he wanted me to go and play a practice round with him in the morning. And I definitely would have gone and done that, but we practiced here.

Rodgers may have understood Adams’ decision, but he will likely still miss him dearly on the field in 2022. Adams has averaged eight catches for 98 yards with a touchdown per game over the past two seasons, earning two All -Consecutive pros. honors.

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