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Davante Adams: Inside His Record-breaking Contract with the Raiders

After signing a franchise tender, the superstar wideout was traded to the Raiders and quickly inked a historic deal. Let’s explore the details of the massive new Davante Adams contract.

The Green Bay Packers have had quite the offseason. They gave Davante Adams the franchise tag. They handed Aaron Rodgers an extension that made him the highest-paid quarterback of all time.

Then, they turned around and traded Tae to the Las Vegas Raiders, sending shockwaves across the NFL landscape, breaking up arguably the single most dangerous quarterback-receiver tandem in football. And to cap things off, the Silver and Black hooked him up with a record-breaking extension of his own: five years and over $141 million.

The impact of this hectic week will be felt for a long, long time. With that in mind, let’s dive into the details of this historic Davante Adams contract.

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Davante Adams Contract Details & Salary

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Years: 5
Total value: $141,250,000 (No. 1 all-time among WRs)
Average annual value: $28,250,000 (No. 1 all-time among WRs)
Guaranteed at signing: $67,500,000
Free agency: 2027

Wide receiver market? Consider yourself reset. After the Jaguars turned heads in offering Cardinals free agent Christian Kirk a four-year deal worth a maximum of $84 million, whatever extension negotiations Brian Gutekunst, Mark Murphy, and the Packers thought they were having with Adams suddenly got much more difficult.

Enter the Raiders, who now have a superstar skill guy to pair with Derek Carr — and while they had to break the bank in historic fashion to keep Adams around for the long haul, the trade assets they surrendered are nothing spectacular.

Expect the recriminations to be dense and heavy among the Lambeau faithful in the many months to come.

Packers-Raiders Davante Adams Trade Breakdown

Las Vegas Raiders get:

  • WR Davante Adams

Green Bay Packers get:

  • 2022 first-round pick (No. 22)
  • 2022 second-round pick (No. 53)

Davante Adams’ Career Earnings



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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.