NFL news: Raiders make huge trade move to grab Packers star receiver Davante Adams

Pro Bowl receiver Davante Adams signs five-year deal worth $151million to move from Green Bay to Las Vegas in blockbuster trade switch.

The big NFL moves keep on coming with top wide receiver Davante Adams joining the ever-improving AFC West division and signing for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Just days after MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed his monster new deal with Green Bay, he lost his top wide receiver target as Adams opted to go and play in Las Vegas.

Green Bay will reportedly receive a first-round and second-round pick for this year's draft from the Raiders, while Adams gets a new five-year deal with an average salary of $28.5million, $67.5m guaranteed, and the Raiders get an elite receiver in his prime.

Adams is one of, if not the best receiver in the NFL and wanted to be paid as such in his new contract, and although Green Bay agreed, the two parties couldn't settle on a number.

Reports say that the Packers actually matched, if not bettered, what Adams has eventually been paid in Las Vegas, but the season of wrangling had meant that the 29-year-old had already decided to leave.

Friends reunited with the Raiders

Adams had his heart set on joining the Raiders - where he'll now link-up with his old college quarterback Derek Carr for a team that has suddenly become a real must-watch for next season.

Carr and Adams combined for 3,037 yards and 39 touchdowns during their two years together at Fresno State before they both entered the NFL together in 2014.

Both have been productive but while Carr only played his first playoff game last season and has never really had a true top target in his prime to throw to, Adams has been in a different stratosphere when being able to catch passes from Aaron Rodgers.

The Raiders have had the likes of Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Antonio Brown but all had their issues or were not at their best, but in Adams they have a certified stud receiver who should lift their game to a different level.

With tight end Darren Waller one of the best in the league, and Hunter Renfrow growing into an elusive receiver the Raiders should have a passing attack to match the best next season.

How will Adams trade effect Aaron Rodgers?

Rodgers reportedly knew about Adams' desire to leave while discussing his new contract, and knowing Rodgers like we do there's no way he'd sign that contract without seeing a plan for dealing with the loss.

Losing Adams does free-up some much-needed salary cap space in Green Bay, but they're left with an ageing Randall Cobb and the inexperienced Amari Rodgers and Malik Taylor and possibly deep threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

That's not a receiving corps that can get the best out of what could be the final few years of Rodgers.

As Rodgers and Adams turned into the best quarterback and receiver partnership in Packers history, combining for 68 touchdowns together at Green Bay.

Last season was the best yet from Adams, who is unplayable at times and set single-season team records with 123 catches and 1,553 receiving yards.

Adams is the only player in NFL history to have three seasons of over 110 catches, 1,350 receiving yards and 11-plus TDs showing that he was continuously the best around.

If he can continue those numbers with Carr instead of Rodgers than the Raiders will be a huge danger, while Green Bay really need to find an elite replacement - and fast.

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