Raiders News: Davante Adams Believes Jakobi Meyers Wasn’t Properly Utilized With Patriots
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Mar 16, 2023; Henderson, NV, USA; New Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers speaks to the media at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders made some major additions to their offense this offseason. Much of the attention understandably goes towards new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but the signing of former New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers to a three-year deal is crucial as well.

Meyers grew into the most consistent pass catcher for the Patriots over the past two seasons totaling 150 catches for 1,670 yards and eight touchdowns in 31 games. Now he is set to be the ideal option on the other side of Raiders star receiver Davante Adams who has been impressed with what he’s seen from his new teammate so far.

According to Case Keefer of the Las Vegas Sun, Adams praised Meyers for having a lot of tools on the field, tools that he admits he didn’t really see too much of during Meyers’ time in New England:

“I didn’t see him featured as much as maybe he should have been based on what I saw when [the Patriots] came here and we practiced against them [last summer], and so far what I’ve seen from him now,” Adams said of Meyers after the practice. “He’s a pro. He’s got a lot of tools on the field, and the way he thinks about the game as a relatively young player is impressive to me, so I’m excited to work alongside him.”

Adams has already shown this offseason that he has no problems saying he is unhappy with anything, so him praising and showing excitement at working with Meyers is undoubtedly a positive. Obviously, a couple of joint practices and one game against the Patriots isn’t enough to get a real judgment on how a player was utilized, but Adams can only go off what he witnessed.

What is more important is how Meyers fits with Adams and this Raiders offense now and whether head coach Josh McDaniels will get the most out of him now that he is in silver and black. With Meyers and Adams on the outside, Hunter Renfrow in the slot, rookie tight end Michael Mayer ready to make an immediate impact, and Josh Jacobs in the backfield, the Raiders have the makings of one of the best offenses in the NFL.

It will be imperative for everyone to be on the same page and for McDaniels to make this work. If the head coach can get out of Meyers what Adams believes the Patriots failed to do, the Raiders’ offense will be scary.