The Las Vegas Raiders shook the football world with the vast trade for All-Pro Davante Adams. Adams joins the silver and black teaming up with his best friend, Derek Carr.
Football, Twitter, and the intelligent analytical media were not fans of the trade. Bill Barnwell of ESPN decided to write seven reasons it wasn't worth it. Throwing EPA and PFF grades out the window decided to use fantasy points to point to a decline. The five years $141 million wasn't worthy of the best wide receiver in football.
The reaction was premature before the release of the contract's final structure. Adams joined the Raiders for three years and $67 million with $22 million guaranteed, according to Spotrac.
Davante Adams’ #Raiders Contract— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 19, 2022
- 5 yrs, $140M
- $22.75M guaranteed at sign
- $42.9M more in 2023
- 3 yrs, $67.5M practical
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Full Breakdown: https://t.co/gPhvwIBkNU
The former Fresno State Bulldog for a first and second-round pick with those numbers is a bargain. The Raiders are getting a wide receiver in his prime with an innate connection with his quarterback. The team is full steam ahead with a wide-open AFC conference whose Super Bowl representative had a ten-win season.
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