Davante Adams came out as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, and he opened up about whether his transfer to the Las Vegas Raiders has been all he hoped for ahead of tonight’s game against the Packers. “I didn’t really have any expectations,” Davante Adams said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.
“But it’s not what I wanted, for sure. Obviously, I wanted to come here and have a big impact, continue to play at a high level and win games. And a lot of those things have happened — just not the winning part. But I’ve just got to continue to do more and keep demanding greatness and consistency for my teammates.”
Adams took a risk leaving a Packers team that was consistently competitive for a Raiders team that was unproven and in a strong division. “It’s a gamble sometimes. You never really know,” Adams said, via Gutierrez. Adams is still viewed as one of the best receivers in the league, despite not being able to win.
This summer, the Raiders, led by Josh McDaniels, moved away from Derek Carr and signed Jimmy Garoppolo. Adams played with Derek Carr at Fresno State, which was part of the reason he joined the Raiders. Adams, though, remained committed to the Raiders when Jimmy Garoppolo was hired.
It will be intriguing to see whether the Raiders can remain competitive as the season progresses and if the new components added to the club are successful.