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Imagine If The Las Vegas Raiders Traded Away Davante Adams?

If you want to talk about a doomsday scenario, imagine if the Las Vegas Raiders had to trade away Davante Adams. At first glance, it might seem like “cooler talk” without any basis or weight to it. However, there could possibly be more to it.

No way the Raiders screw things up that bad, right?

A trending conversation on social media among Raiders fans is linked to a tidbit surrounding Adams’ contract. For example, on March 17th, Adams’ 2023 and 2024 salaries will become guaranteed. Before that, on March 1st, No. 17’s 2023 roster bonus will become guaranteed, which is more than $15 million. In other words, the Raiders could move on before the first of the month, and they’d own nothing. In other words, Adams will be owed a lot of money in March. Does this mean the Raiders would actually move him? Probably not. The Raiders have the best wide receiver in the league (arguably), and you think they’d actually trade him?

There is no plausible scenario in which the Raiders’ current management moves on from Adams, Derek Carr, and possibly Josh Jacobs. That’s not a rebuild; that would just be a downright unnecessary teardown. At that point, how does Mark Davis justify keeping both Dave Ziegler and Josh McDaniels around? Either way, Adams emphasized that he wanted some say in who would be replacing Carr; if nothing else, he hoped he’d be kept in the loop. As of today, there’s no telling what’s going to happen with the quarterback position.

Davante Adams wanted to be a Raider… 

To be fair, Adams has talked about how much it meant for him to come to the Raiders. His childhood dream was realized this offseason, with Carr playing a significant role, as Adams has stated. Of course, Carr’s brother, NFL bust David Carr, has almost certainly made sure everyone knows that. There’s also the financial aspect of all of this. Does Davante Adams really want to give up living in a tax-friendly state such as Nevada? It works well for him with his family in California.

Needless to say, the Raiders’ decision on who will be the next quarterback will have tremendous implications.

*Top Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

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