4 former draft picks Packers wish they could bring back

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Davante Adams

In March 2022, Davante Adams wanted out of Green Bay and got traded to the Las Vegas Raiders. Had the Packers just offered Adams the contract he deserved the previous offseason, it would've been a different story.

"I would've been in Green Bay, for sure," Adams told the I Am Athlete podcast last month.

All the Packers had to do was offer Adams a fair deal, and he likely still would've been playing in Green Bay.

Adams is one of the Packers' all-time great wide receivers, and he sits near the top of the franchise receiving leaderboard in every category. According to Pro Football Reference, Adams has the fourth-most receiving yards, second-most receiving touchdowns, and second-most receptions in Packers franchise history.

He dominated in his first season with the Raiders, catching 100 passes for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning first-team All-Pro honors for the third straight year while being named to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl.

Without him, the Packers' offense struggled for much of the season.

Adams is still the best wide receiver in the NFL. Had the Packers re-signed him, they would've ensured Jordan Love had a dominant WR1 to make his life easier in year one as the Packers' starting quarterback.

The Packers got it all wrong with Adams' contract and departure from Green Bay.