Last offseason, Davante Adams decided he wanted to play with his college teammate Derek Carr in Las Vegas instead of staying in Green Bay. Yesterday when Carr was benched he took to social media to voice his opinion.
Davante Adams supports his friend Derek Carr. pic.twitter.com/gYxf9nvnHp
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 29, 2022
Before posting on social media, Davante Adams spoke to reporters at his locker about the decision by Josh McDaniels.
“Obviously, I don’t think anybody was excited about it in here,” Adams said of Carr’s benching. “Him being one of my really good friends and the reason why I came here in the first place. I wouldn’t be here right now if he wasn’t here”
What’s Next for Davante Adams?
For now, Adams has two games remaining as a Raider this season barring some unforeseen release. One thing he made very clear in both his Instagram post and his locker room interview is that he was in Vegas for Derek Carr. The two have been close friends since playing together in college and finally got the chance to do so in the NFL.
Leaving Green Bay was not an easy decision for Adams. He spoke earlier in the year about how uncertainty by Aaron Rodgers on his playing future was a factor. It is clear at this point that Adams wants to play with a quarterback he trusts. Otherwise, he could have chosen to go anywhere in the NFL. He instead chose a 10-7 Raiders team that snuck into the playoffs. At this point it would be safe to assume that if Derek Carr’s time in Vegas is over, so is Adams’.
The Raiders are currently 6-9 and on the outside looking in to the postseason. Meanwhile the Packers are fighting with a realistic shot at a playoff appearance. Despite a rough season for the Raiders, and Derek Carr leading the league in interceptions, Adams has still posted great numbers. He has 1,290 yards, good for fifth best in the NFL.
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