Davante Adams revealed a "better quality of life" played a part in him deciding to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders. In one of the biggest moves of free agency, the Raiders signed Adams to a five-year, $142.5 million deal.
Adams played his first eight seasons in the NFL in Green Bay. "Just kind of reflecting and thinking about life things and stuff that really matters in this world," Adams said, per ESPN. "That's the stuff that's weighing on my mind when there's a decision to be made."
Adams fulfills a childhood dream
Adams grew up a Raiders fan and one of the players he idolized was Raiders legend Charles Woodson.
Adams went from being a Raiders fan to representing the Silver and Black. "It is a dream to be a Raider, man," Adams said. "It's a dream come true. In a third-grade yearbook, I said I wanted to be a, you know, an NFL star or an NBA star.
And I was wearing a Charles Woodson jersey at the time. So, it's been documented forever, so I guess you can say it was meant to be." The Packers reportedly offered Adams more money but he rejected the offer and instead signed with the Raiders.
"Everybody's saying, 'Congrats on being on the Raiders,'" he laughed. "It hasn't been, 'Congrats on 140 million dollars.' It's been, 'Congrats, you get to play for a team you grew up loving.' "Obviously, I've already made a lot of money.
But to have this type of security, get to a place that is almost like leaving high school and going to college again, you're a kid in a candy store. To be [in] a place where they're happy to have you and give you all that money? It's just a bonus. But money doesn't buy you happiness; it can buy you a nice house. It's pretty cool."
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