The Las Vegas Raiders finally have a legitimate WR in Davante Adams, so what will his first season in the desert look like?
Davante Adams is arguably the best receiver in the NFL, and last year, he finished with 123 receptions for over 1,500 yards and 11 scores. The previous season, Adams posted similar numbers, hauling in a league-best 18 touchdowns, as he and Aaron Rodgers were one of the great duos in the league.
In Rodgers, Adams had a more talented quarterback than he does now with Derek Carr, but is he in a better situation now that he is out of Green Bay.
Raiders have more weapons than Green Bay
During his time with the Packers, Adams was by far the No. 1 option in the passing game and he will still assume that role in Las Vegas. The difference is, Adams is going to have a lot more talent around him with the Raiders, which could lead to a drop in terms of his statistics.
However, it won’t mean a drop in what he means to the Raiders, or what he brings to the franchise. Adams is the best wideout the Silver and Black have ever had since Carr took over as the starter in 2014, and while he may not put up video game numbers, his impact will be second-to-none.
The new scheme and more options in the passing game will only benefit Adams, and if all three key weapons, Adams, Darren Waller, and Hunter Renfrow perform, this is a Raiders offense that is going to be nearly impossible to stop for four quarters. We have seen a different kind of team in Las Vegas throughout the preseason, as they are more disciplined, deeper, and explosive, something Adams helped bring to the table.
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So while there could be a drop-off in terms of statistics for Adams, his impact on the game will not suffer one bit. In fact, we could see Renfrow and Waller enter into another stratosphere in terms of their production, thanks to No. 17 being the No. 1 player to stop on every opponent’s defensive game plan.