The Green Bay Packers and Las Vegas Raiders can both feel disappointed with the results of the Davante Adams trade.
Without its All-Pro wide receiver, Green Bay struggled for consistency on offense. Aaron Rodgers didn't throw for 300 yards in any game and the Packers stumbled to an 8-9 record, not good enough for a playoff berth.
Even with the addition of Adams, Las Vegas went 6-11, failing to build on their postseason campaign from a year earlier.
Adams continued to dominate as he always does, but there was little he could do to prevent the Raiders' season from falling apart. He now enters his age-31 season with another new quarterback, as Las Vegas replaced Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Packers franchise-tagged Adams last offseason, but the All-Pro wanted out of Green Bay. Las Vegas sent picks in the first and second rounds to get the deal done.
However, based on Adams' recent comments, he doesn't sound happy with the Raiders' offseason work.
Davante Adams sounds like he regrets trade away from Packers
In his first season away from Green Bay, Adams made 100 catches for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning first-team All-Pro honors for the third straight season. However, even Adams' dominance wasn't enough to stop Derek Carr getting benched and eventually replaced with Jimmy Garoppolo in free agency.
The Raiders now enter a period of uncertainty, and they are unlikely to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
Adams doesn't sound convinced by the Raiders' offseason moves.
"[The front office] think this is the best bet for us right now to put us in a position to be urgent," Adams said in an interview with The Ringer. "We don't see eye-to-eye on what we think is best for us right now."
"If we play a certain brand of ball, I can get [Garoppolo] to conform to whatever. But if we use him a certain type of way, then it's going to make it tough for us to maximize who we should be this year," said Adams.
It's hard to blame Adams. He is a superstar. He can put up great numbers no matter who is throwing him the football, but in the right offense, Adams is unstoppable.
Is Garoppolo the QB to get the best out of Adams and help the Raiders win a Super Bowl? In a crowded AFC, it's doubtful.
If the Raiders are to make any noise in the postseason, they may need to overcome the New York Jets, home of Aaron Rodgers. Adams had hoped to reunite with the four-time MVP in Vegas.
"I would even go as far as trying to make it happen," Adams told The Ringer.
Instead of getting Rodgers, the Raiders signed Garoppolo. They also traded away star tight end Darren Waller.
Adams had the option to stay in Green Bay. The Packers' offense would've been far better with him. Maybe Adams staying would've been enough for the Packers to make the playoffs and go on a run.