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The Raiders made the impossible happen

We aren’t even in April yet and this NFL off-season is already shaping up as one of the most explosive in recent memory especially in the AFC West. This off-season alone the AFC West welcomes the star power of Russell Wilson, Khalil Mack and Chandler Jones to name a few. Perhaps on St Patrick's Day the AFC West landed its biggest new star in all-pro WR Davante Adams.


Davante Adams to the Raiders has quietly been in the works since Adams told Green Bay he would not sign the franchise tag. The Packers felt like there was no resolving their relationship with Adams. They have agreed to trade the star receiver to the Raiders in a blockbuster move that will see multiple first-round (No. 22) and second-round (No. 53) picks in next month's NFL Draft.


Adams, who is the league's best wide receiver, was looking to be compensated like he is. Adams receives a new contract with the Raiders that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. Specifically, Adams' new contract is worth $141.25 million over five years, giving him an average annual salary of $28.25 million, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.


What this means for Adams and the Raiders is first a reunion with his old college roommate and teammate Derek Carr. The two have always spoken there wanting to play together in existence since they first arrived into the NFL. Last summer, Adams said that it would be a "dream" to reunite with his former quarterback and close friend. Now, that dream has come true.


As for Adams' former team the Packers, their situation remains rather murky. Aaron Rodgers, who just agreed to a four-year, $200 extension with Green Bay lost his top target. Rodgers who we all know has been extremely critical of the Packers front office. The NFL Network reports that the reigning league MVP was aware that Adams would never play for the Packers again as he was negotiating his deal. Meanwhile, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that Green Bay was willing to pay Adams equally to what the Raiders are giving him with this new deal, but the receiver preferred to play with Raiders even recently purchasing a brand new home in Las Vegas.


Adams had his heart set on Las Vegas the entire time This move completely turned the league upside down.

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