A year after being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders and signing a five-year, $140 million contract extension, Davante Adams is questioning the direction of the Raiders offense.
In an interview wit Mirin Fader of The Ringer, Adams explained why he has some doubts about the offensive vision of the Raiders’ coaching staff and front office going into 2023, even going as far as saying he doesn’t see “eye-to-eye” with the organization:
“[The front office] think this is the best bet for us right now to put us in a position to be urgent,” he said. “We don’t see eye-to-eye on what we think is best for us right now.”
Adams added it ultimately “all depends on the style of ball that we play” with Jimmy Garoppolo starting at quarterback:
“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.”
Adams told reporters after the March 2022 trade that the Green Bay Packers offered him more money than the Raiders, but he wanted to play out west and was concerned about Aaron Rodgers’ long-term outlook.
The deal to the Raiders reunited Adams with Derek Carr. They played two seasons together at Fresno State in 2012 and 2013.
Even though not much went right around Carr and Adams, the QB-WR pairing finished the year with 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns on 100 receptions.
The Raiders moved on from Carr in the offseason and signed Garoppolo to a three-year deal.
We’ll see how 2023 goes for Adams and the Raiders..