The Las Vegas Raiders needed to address their wide receivers’ corps this offseason, and that’s exactly what they did. The blockbuster trade to land Davante Adams still has the NFL world reeling. However, it appears that the Silver and Black might’ve been close to really taking their receiving group to another realm.
Imagine a Raiders offense with Robinson instead of Adams
We now know that Robinson eventually agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Rams. The agreement was for a three-year deal worth $46.5 million. That domino was followed by what became the Adams trade when the Raiders shipped off two 2022 draft picks for the services of the two-time All-Pro.
As Raider Nation surely remembers, Robinson was linked to the Raiders by way of reports, hearsay, and conjecture. After Adams was franchised tagged by the Green Bay Packers, the star wideout made it clear he wouldn’t play under the designation.
Once word on social media began to spread around Adams, Robinson suddenly found himself off the market. With nothing concrete on Adams, it appeared the Raiders had lost out on both. AfterÂ the top free agent options either received the franchise tag or signed elsewhere, the obvious began to settle in. The obvious being that it appeared the Raiders might draft a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft.
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Things happened they were meant to…
Las Vegas decided they weren’t going to just sit back as the AFC West improved dramatically through the first wave of free agency. After months of speculation, Adams landed in Sin City this week. Be that as it may, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported this week that “the Raiders were in talks with Robinson at the same time they were discussing a Davante Adams trade with the Green Bay Packers, and if a Robinson deal would have gotten done, maybe the Adams trade wouldn’t have happened.”
At the end of the day, Robinson is a Ram and Adams is a Raider. More importantly, Adams admits he comes from a long line of Raiders fans and now, he gets the opportunity to leave his own mark on the historically important organization.
*Top Photo: AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn