The Las Vegas Raiders landed a star in Davante Adams this offseason, and for most of Raider Nation, the move still feels like more of a dream.
This September, after all the grueling months of training camp, fans of the Las Vegas Raiders are finally going to get to see Davante Adams play in regular season games for the franchise. After everything that happened with the team trading for Antonio Brown in what now seems like ages ago, that is going to be a special sight.
The Brown trade was an absolute debacle, and after all the issues off the field, and even on it, between his feet and helmet, he actually never played a down for the franchise. The team finally released him on September 7, ending what would prove to be one of the biggest mistakes the franchise has made in recent memory.
Make no mistake. Brown was the gold standard at wide receiver when the Raiders got him, so his tenure with the Silver and Black was an absolute disgrace.
We all know what happened when Brown left the Raiders, as he bounced around a bit, won a Super Bowl, and destroyed his legacy in the NFL. Now, the Silver and Black turn to another star wide receiver they traded for to end the Brown debacle for good, and they picked the perfect player to do so.
Raiders finally have their elite WR1 now that Davante Adams is in Las Vegas
Not only is Davante Adams the gold standard at wide receiver as well, but he just happens to be best friends with the team’s franchise quarterback, Derek Carr. There should be no issue with off-the-field antics as well, as Adams is the consummate professional, and is focused on continuing to be one of the best in the game at his position group.
He has put together outstanding statistical seasons in Green Bay, and in Las Vegas, he may have more talent around him than he has ever had in terms of the skill positions. He will play alongside an elite slot wide receiver in Hunter Renfrow, and the Raiders tight end, Darren Waller, is also one of the best in the game at his position group as well.
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This is going to be a special time for Raiders fans, and for all of them who had to deal with the roller coaster that was Antonio Brown’s tenure with the franchise, Adams is a breath of fresh air. He is going to put up outstanding numbers with the Raiders as well, and maybe these two best friends can bring the franchise their fourth Super Bowl ring.