Big shocker! Football media pans Raiders Davante Adams trade
Did the Raiders overpay for Davante Adams?
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell also weighed in on the trade, claiming that Las Vegas’s trading away a first-round selection and coughing up serious coin for Adams was a “bad idea.” It truly makes you wonder how a national outlet such as ESPN would’ve reacted had Adams been acquired by the New England Patriots or the Dallas Cowboys.
You often see players’ views change once they’re acquired by the Raiders.
Not too long ago, Chandler Jones was seen as one of the fiercest pass-rushers in the NFL. However, once his move to Las Vegas became official, he was called everything in the book, from overrated to overpaid.
Don’t believe me? Just search for his name on Twitter and scroll past comments from the media and fans alike.
The fact is, spending $140 million-plus on a wide receiver that takes your offense to another realm is worth it, in this era or any era. The Raiders will now feature Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Josh Jacobs, and Darren Waller. As long as the offensive line is addressed, new head coach Josh McDaniels will have a field day with his play calling.
The issue of overpaying wide receivers comes into play when you’re desperate for talent and you’re willing to fork out ridiculous contracts. See the Jacksonville Jaguars. Paying this level of money for Adams comes hand in hand if you want a generational talent and a future Hall of Famer in his prime.