Davante Adams has a new long-term contract, but it is the Las Vegas Raiders’ salary cap that will see the impact, not the Green Bay Packers. With Adams having been made the highest-paid wide receiver in the league in Vegas, let’s examine his contract and his impact on the Raiders’ salary cap.
Davante Adams’ contract details and bonuses
In Green Bay, the Packers had applied the franchise tag to Adams, essentially tying him into a one-year deal worth just over $20 million. The tag fully guaranteed that salary, but Adams had made it clear he would not play in 2022 on the franchise tag. When it was also reported that the two sides were not close, the Packers ultimately traded Adams to Las Vegas.
Immediately after the trade, Adams signed a five-year deal worth $141.25 million. At the time the contract was announced, there was no reported signing bonus or guarantees. We will update this article when the information is available.
Adams has five years remaining on his contract
This contract is not believed to be a five-year extension on top of the franchise tag. Therefore, Adams’ contract is due to run for the next five seasons. The final of those years would be 2026, and Adams would become a free agent in the 2027 NFL offseason.
Adams has spent the previous eight years with the Packers. During that time, he played under his rookie contract for the first three years. He then signed a four-year contract extension worth $58 million.
In Green Bay, Adams reeled in 669 receptions from 1,012 targets, with 8,121 receiving yards and 73 receiving touchdowns. By the end of his time in Green Bay, Adams was widely considered the best receiver in the league. As a result, there’s no surprise he’s now paid accordingly.
What impact does Adams have on the Raiders’ salary cap?
Once the contract structure is known, we will update this article with both the salary cap impact and the Raiders’ future options with the contract.