The Las Vegas Raiders receiving corps will once again be led by Davante Adams, but the team went out and got him some help in free agency when they signed Jakobi Meyers.
Josh McDaniels had a hand in his signing as he spent three seasons with Meyers during their time together with the New England Patriots. The former undrafted wideout had a solid year in 2022, reeling in 67 receptions for 804 receiving yards and a career-high six touchdowns.
Meyers is slated to be the No. 2 behind Adams, but the star receiver had high praise for his new running mate.
“I mean, he’s just a pretty savvy guy to not be super old in the league,” Adams said of Meyers. “I mean I think this is year five for him, if I’m not mistaken. That’s still pretty young in his league to know how to be able to be creative with your routes, but also be on time. And there’s a lot of guys that get creative and do a lot of stuff within the route, but now a quarterback’s waiting on him and it’s a sack, and it’s not the same rhythm as when everybody else is catching the ball.
“So, there’s a lot of things you can learn from him out there, and like I said, it’s fun because these guys can do a lot, but they come in with their open book, or open vessel, rather. And it’s fun to be able to teach him, but also kind of steal some things from him when we’re out there on the field together.”
At 6’2″ with sure hands, Meyers possesses great physical tools that should help ease the burden off of Adams and give Jimmy Garoppolo another reliable target downfield. His familiarity with McDaniels’ scheme should also benefit the offense tremendously as he’ll be able to get up to speed much quicker.
The receiving tandem is solid on paper, but the rest of the offensive unit has question marks. Meyers was a great add in the offseason, but the rest of the team is going to need to step up to keep Las Vegas competitive.
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