After making the playoffs in 2021, the Las Vegas Raiders made some moves that offseason that they believed would help the team continue on the path and build to further success. The biggest of those was undoubtedly the trade that brought in star wide receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers.
Adams completely delivered on his end, leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns and finishing third in receiving yards on his way to being named a First Team All-Pro selection. But the Raiders as a team struggled mightily, finishing just 6-11, and entered this offseason looking to right the ship.
Now set to enter his 10th NFL season at 30 years old, Adams understands that he only has so much time remaining in the league and he wants to win. But in an interview with The Ringer’s Mirin Fader, the Raiders star admitted that he doesn’t necessarily agree with the front office’s vision at this time:
“[The front office] think this is the best bet for us right now to put us in a position to be urgent,” he says. “We don’t see eye-to-eye on what we think is best for us right now.”
Adams was very open in that he is not interested in any sort of full rebuild which makes sense considering where he is at in his career. But the Raiders star also doesn’t see the big-picture vision for the franchise.
Signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was a short-term move, and most would concede he is not the long-term answer at quarterback for the Raiders. Additionally, the future of fellow All-Pro Josh Jacobs is unclear as well. The latest reports were that Jacobs has yet to sign the franchise tender he was offered and no meaningful discussions on a long-term deal have taken place.
Adams has been very clear in his desire to stay with the Raiders, but he also wants to win. The Raiders clearly value him and have asked him for his input on certain roster decisions so the franchise obviously sees him as a huge part of their future as well.
Regardless of whether he fully agrees with every move, that won’t stop Adams from putting in all of the necessary work to remain the dominant force he has been at his position. Last season he proved why he is viewed as arguably the best wide receiver in the league, and he will continue to do so, he just wants the Raiders as a team to be just as successful.