Raiders Offseason Drama? Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and more.

Raiders Making Headlines For The Wrong Reasons: Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, And More

To say it’s been a rough offseason so far for the Las Vegas Raiders is an understatement. Now, depending on who you ask, some of the movement we’ve seen was to be expected. Take Derek Carr going to the New Orleans Saints; that wasn’t exactly shocking. However, what has been surprising is the influx of former New England Patriots to the Silver and Black. If these moves weren’t questionable enough, the continuous cycle of headlines involving Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller making waves isn’t doing the organization any favors, if we’re being honest.

It’s been a dubious offseason for the Raiders, Josh Jacobs, and now, Darren Waller…

Still, let’s keep things in perspective. A large sect of Raiders fans are ostracizing any move that Dave Ziegler and Co. make; just one look at social media and you can see this. Take Davante Adams as one case study. His “cryptic” message sent fans into a frenzy, with many claiming that Adams was venting about Jimmy Garoppolo, trying to create drama where there wasn’t any. The good thing for the Raiders was that their All-Pro wideout shot down any rumor or conjecture on Twitter.

With that being said, it’s hard not to be frustrated right now if you’re a fan. Then, the added stories are already making this an offseason to forget.

S*** Sad fr…

Just look at what happened with Josh Jacobs this week. Following the trade of his teammate, Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller, Jacobs let his opinion known. With a straightforward Tweet that read, “S*** sad fr,” Jacobs set social media ablaze. Of course, no one would blame No. 28 for being upset at losing a friend in Waller, but the NFL is a business. You do have to wonder where Jacobs and the Raiders currently stand. If you recall, Jacobs had recently said he wouldn’t mind playing under the franchise tag, but with the right circumstances in place. Well, how’s the offense looking, Josh?

Speaking of Waller… For the love of God, there’s no way that he was traded over a wedding, right? In case you’ve been out of the loop, Waller and WNBA superstar Kelsey Plum were recently married, and according to reports, they intended it to be a low-key affair. Well, McDaniels sort of blew the lid off that one. During the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, the Raiders head coach accidentally revealed his tight end’s plans. When the trade news dropped, folks were quick to point out that McDaniels had also made it clear that Waller was indeed supposed to be a “big part” of what the team had planned.

Selective outrage…

As you can imagine, Raiders fans did their thing on social media. At the same time, it’s quite the sentiment that many of those “fans” are suffering from selective outrage. It wasn’t that long ago that Waller was being compared to a cancer on the team, a diva. Some went so far as to claim he was making his hamstring injury worse than it was. It’s just an interesting observation. Those same folks are now using the Waller trade as an excuse to pile on the organization. You can’t have it both ways, folks.

We’re only a few days into this frenzy, so much more could still happen. Maybe Hunter Renfrow is next on the chopping block?

*Top Photo: Sam Morris/Getty Images

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5 thoughts on “Raiders Making Headlines For The Wrong Reasons: Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, And More”

  1. We are starting to look like the Patriots West. Seems all ex-Patriots coaches do the same thing I.E. get all former players and lose. After we fail miserably next campaign and fire McDaniels let’s also fire that HORRIBLE owner who after a 2-6 start last year said McDaniels was doing a terrific job.

    1. As a Raiders fan, i’ve been saying this for the longest time, “the raiders will never be relevant as long as there is a Davis as a majority owner.”

    2. Sheeesh another fair weather fan… Why are you here? Davis is family.. Period.. Like it or not. So if you don’t like it just leave. It’s that simple. They are doing what most teams and company’s do. It’s their team their way. Bring in they own people for their system.

  2. Damn! Isaw my first raider game when I was 7 years old at the Oakland coliseum 1969. I’ve seen the greatness of the Raiders and now with a great opportunity to get back there. We disrespect our great players and squander this opportunity. I bleed these awesome colors but I feel numb from this recent transfusion!

  3. I think McDaniels and the Moron owner should move to the east coast and get Married. He just lost his fan base if this year is a F?*k up I’m done after 50yrs of routing for this team !! You Suck Davis wait until the black hole starts selling their seats to opponents fans LOL you Idiot

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