Las Vegas Raiders’ GM Shuts Down Trade Talks for Star Wide Receiver Davante Adams

Las Vegas Raiders’ GM Shuts Down Trade Talks for Star Wide Receiver Davante Adams

Las Vegas general manager Tom Telesco buried talks of a possible trade involving the star wide receiver

Attention NFL general managers thinking about inquiring about the availability of three-time first-team All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams: “He’s a Raider,” declared new Las Vegas Raiders general manager Tom Telesco during the Talent Combine.

With those words, Telesco essentially closed the door on the possibility of trade talks for the six-time Pro Bowler.

Davante Adams himself seemed optimistic about his future with the Raiders when he told ESPN during Super Bowl week in Las Vegas that it was “definitely exciting” to work again with new Raiders offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, with whom he arrived to the NFL in 2014 with the Green Bay Packers.

Star wide receiver Davante Adams will continue with the Las Vegas Raiders for the foreseeable future. AP Photo/John Locher

“He’s the type of coach that’s open-minded, he’ll be open to hearing things from veteran players who know how this works and what the best way to do things is,” said Davante Adams, who had 103 catches last season, but his lowest yards per reception average (11.1) since 2015, and his best number of touchdown receptions (8) since 2019, when he played 12 games.

Getsy was an offensive quality control coach with the Packers in 2014 and 2015 before becoming their receivers coach in 2016 and 2017. He was offensive coordinator at Mississippi State in 2018 and returned to Green Bay as quarterbacks coach of the Packers in 2019. He was their quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2020 and 2021 before leaving to become the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2022. He was fired by the Bears in January.

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“Open mind and, like I said, that innovation on offense and good balance between passing and carrying,” Davante Adams said of Getsy. “And that’s what I’m used to, that West Coast style. It will be fun to work in a new system, [aunque es] something that’s a little more familiar.”

Telesco, hired on Jan. 24 to join coach Antonio Pierce, also said he did not anticipate using the franchise tag this offseason, adding that he wanted to “establish a philosophy in the Raiders that ‘we like to re-sign our own guys.'” ‘”.

Josh Jacobs, a 2022 first-team All-Pro running back who suffered the worst season of his career last year, is scheduled to become a free agent.

“It doesn’t bother me that I didn’t draft him,” Telesco said of Jacobs, chosen in the first round in 2019 by then-head coach Jon Gruden and then-general manager Mike Mayock and who was tagged as a franchise player by the administration. former general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels last year.

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“He’s a Raider and he was drafted by the Raiders, so he’s a high-end player. So we’re going to do a lot of scouting to see if we can bring him back and go from there. But as a player, in the running game, “Aerial game, pass protection, it can really help you win games.”

Jacobs responded to being tagged last year by missing Las Vegas’ entire offseason program, training camp and exhibition games. He returned with an adjustment to his tag that paid him $11.791 million, an increase from the original price of $10.091 million and finished with the worst numbers of his career in rushing yards (805), yards per carry (3.5), touchdowns (6 ) and games played (13) after missing the last four games with a quadriceps injury. Jacobs’s tag this year is estimated to be more than 14,149 million.

And while both Pierce and Raiders owner Mark Davis have called Jacobs the heart and soul of the team, second-year running back Zamir White flourished in Jacobs’ absence, rushing for a combined 397 yards and a touchdown while catching nine passes for 60 yards in those games.

“There are a lot of riders available this year, so I guess it remains to be seen how others think,” Telesco said. “But the amount of talent at the position in free agency is relatively high.”

2024-03-01 00:01:05
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