NFL: Davante Adams remains one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. A change of quarterback didn’t stop him from having an incredible season in 2022. He finished last season with 100 receptions, 1,516 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. He was sure to remind everyone that he didn’t need Aaron Rodgers to be one of the best in the league.
However, much has changed for the Raiders since he joined the team. The Raiders have moved on from quarterback Derek Carr, they’ve signed Jimmy Garoppolo to be their starting quarterback in 2023, and now there is turmoil with their star running back Josh Jacobs. That turmoil has led to Davante Adams feeling some type of way.
Davante Adams Unloads On The Las Vegas Raiders Front Office Over RB Josh Jacobs (NFL)
In mid-July Davante Adams appeared on NFL Total Access and reacted to the significant news regarding Josh Jacobs, making it clear that he thinks the team needs Jacobs if the Raiders are going to achieve their “elite aspirations” this season.
“If we really want to have a shot at winning the Super Bowl and having all the elite aspirations that we do, we’re gonna need that guy,” Adams said on the show according to NFL.com. “So I’m praying that we can still figure something out, but also understanding where Josh is coming from and trying to coach him through it at the same time.”
He recently doubled down on those comments. This time he shared how he’s feeling about the Jacobs-Raiders specifically dealing with the star running back not being at training camp. Per Bridget Condon of NFL Network:
“Not having him right now is obviously something that I’m not happy with,” Adams said of Jacobs. “He played like the best back in the league last year, which if you ask me he is the best back in the league.”
Josh Jacobs Has Developed Into One Of The Best Running Backs In The NFL
Josh Jacobs posted a whopping 340 carries, 1,653 yards, 12 touchdowns and 4.9 yards per carry last season. However, he’s still underpaid compared to the league’s top-paid RBs. Compared to Christian McCaffrey’s average annual salary, the offer of $10.1 million is roughly $6 million less.
The star running back still has not signed his franchise tag deal for $10.1 million this season and he isn’t planning to join the team for training camp any time soon until he is offered a deal he feels is fair.
If the Raiders choose to rescind the star running back’s franchise tag, two AFC West foes might battle to snag him up, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Chiefs and Broncos are among the teams interested in Jacobs,” Florio wrote. “And while the Broncos could be a considerable way from contender status, they’d be an option at the right price.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
As of 2023, Josh Jacobs is playing for the Raiders. He is currently under a franchise tag contract, earning over $10 million for the season.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams was charged with misdemeanor assault after pushing a photographer to the ground following a game. This rare incident resulted in criminal charges stemming from an on-field altercation.
While Josh Jacobs had an impressive season as the league's leading rusher with 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns, it is subjective to determine the best running back in the NFL. Jacobs' consistent yards-per-carry average of 4.0 over two seasons solidifies his talent, but rankings may differ based on individual opinions and team dynamics.