Las Vegas Raiders news: Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams

Josh Jacobs, Raiders Have Potential To “Do Something Special Together,” Says Davante Adams On Dan Patrick Show

Do the Las Vegas Raiders have a chance to make some noise at some point in the near future? Well, that’s a matter of opinion. If you ask Davante Adams, he clearly believes so. Speaking with Dan Patrick this week, No. 17 expressed this notion, all while making it known he wants Josh Jacobs to be a part of this vision of success.

With Jacobs remaining unsigned, the future looks murky ahead of the 2023 season. At some point, Raiders fans would surely like to see Jacobs put on his new No. 8 jersey; it just won’t be during training camp. Regardless, this shouldn’t be a deterrent to the larger picture; Adams came to Sin City to win, first and foremost. To do that, he needs a running mate, and who better than Jacobs?

Adams didn’t shy away from placing some well-deserved praise on Jacobs’ name. Not just that, the All-Pro wideout emphasized the potential of what an offensive attack featuring the duo could, maybe, just maybe, accomplish someday.

“I tried to present all the things to him–the positives of coming back. He and I are really close. So, when it comes to the connection, I just try to remind him of the opportunities we have to potentially do something special together. I also let them know that I’ve played with a great deal of running backs, really good running backs. [But] there’s only a handful that I feel I could go to literal war with, and he’s one of those guys. So, when I think about winning the Super Bowl and what it takes to win one, because I haven’t done that yet, I think about having a guy like him in the backfield.”

Can the Raiders win a Super Bowl with Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs?

First off, Adams has played with his fair share of talented running backs as a Green Bay Packer. Still, none of them had the impact that Jacobs had last season. From breaking records to single-handedly carrying the offense, Jacobs was stellar. Even with Derek Carr gone, a one-two punch led by those two still packs a wallop.

As to Adams’ dream of winning the Super Bowl, that’s a separate conversation. A conversation that Raiders fans surely don’t want to hear, or one that they’re all too familiar with. Despite being relatively loaded on offense, the drop in positional talent from offense to defense was astounding last season. Other than Maxx Crosby, much of the defense flatlined. Conversely, Jacobs and Adams had record-setting seasons in their own right.

A youth infusion to said defense and a relatively unknown situation at quarterback given Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury history don’t help Super Bowl aspirations. Still, it bodes well for the Raiders that Adams sees Jacobs in such high regard as the brain and heart of the offense. Picture it like this: Adams, who’s known for his mental prowess at the line of scrimmage, combined with Jacobs’ willingness to put his body on the line to make things happen.

You have to wonder what’s going on in the minds of Raiders’ brass right now—does this sound like a pair you want to break up?

*Top Photo: Frank Jansky/Icon Sports Wire via Getty Images

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