In the age of social media, all it takes is one cryptic post for everyone to lose their minds. That’s exactly what happened today when Las Vegas Raiders star wideout Davante Adams put out a message via Instagram that bewildered folks. Of course, fans and observers who didn’t care for the Jimmy Garoppolo signing were quick to make something out of nothing.
Something or nothing?
Let’s face it, the quarterback position is a lightning rod for controversy among fans. With or without Derek Carr, Raiders fans just won’t ever be happy. Well, at least not until the team starts winning. Regardless of how people feel, general manager Dave Ziegler went out and got his guy. Once news broke that the Raiders and Garoppolo had agreed to terms, all hell broke loose. Just as this was taking place, Adams’ post went viral. It read, “If we haven’t talked in the last three weeks, don’t hit me about this s***. Thanks.”
The reaction from people was swift: “Adams isn’t happy about this” or “Adams saw his best friend get cut and now he has Garoppolo.” People were looking for someone to unleash their anger on, but for media outlets, it was an opportunity to stir the pot. Look, we can’t blame them for doing so; that’s how it works sometimes. Luckily for the Raiders as both an organization and a team, Davante Adams countered and let it be known that he’s on board with Jimmy Garoppolo coming along for the ride.
Don’t make too much of it…phone dry then here comes everybody tryna get the inside scoop. S*** is annoying thats it. Jimmy let’s get this
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) March 13, 2023
In one swift stroke, any sort of “controversy” was shut down. All things considered, that’s the last thing this team needs. Truth be told, the post by Adams was more likely him asking not to be bothered for a comment. Now whether it was related to Garoppolo or perhaps his old quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, we’ll never know. Just some good old-fashioned gossip with the legal tampering period descending on the league.
Speaking of “never knowing,” one has to wonder how much “say” did Adams actually have any in the Garoppolo development?
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