Even in an age of shock jockeys and ridiculous rumor aggregators, Las Vegas Raiders fans couldn’t help but take the bait on Thursday. This time, it surrounds star wideout Davante Adams reuniting with his former quarterback—no, not the one in New Orleans.
One look at social media and you’ll notice there’s a large constituency of fans that are actively rooting against head coach Josh McDaniels. It’s quite the sight to see; however, what many of those fans seem to ignore (at their convenience) is that none of the players on the roster have spoken ill about McDaniels. Adams continues to reemphasize his dedication to the Silver and Black. Even while speaking to the media this week, he was gleeful and excited to be working with his next signal-caller, Jimmy Garoppolo.
“For sure. I mean, he’s a great guy, easy to talk to, super coachable, from the coaches to him, and he’s listening to my feedback and the way that I view the game too,” said Adams recently. Still, words like that won’t stop the media from developing insane theories. In a time where outlets want traffic and engagement no matter how they get it, putting it out there that Adams will soon be asking for a trade is a surefire move. More so when it involves the New York Jets’ quarterback and former teammate of Adams, Aaron Rodgers.
Two Twitter accounts known for circulating and spreading unfounded rumors (@nflrums and @_MLFootball) lit the football world on fire Thursday evening. This took place after Fox Sports’ The Carton Show claimed we should all be on the lookout for “stories” that’ll soon drop mentioning an Adams and Rodgers reunion. Oh boy.
Raiders WR Davante Adams isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…
First off, no one with boots on the ground right now in Henderson has reported anything remotely mirroring this. Let’s face it: Adams is the focal point of McDaniels’ offense and is tied as the face of the franchise with Maxx Crosby. On top of that, the dead cap hit that the Raiders would endure by moving Adams would be catastrophic.
The mainstream sports media digital landscape is dying for headlines right now, so why not just throw something out there? Don’t believe it, folks. Still, if things go awry as the regular season gets underway, losing will only lead to more of this “Davante wants out” talk. For now, let’s focus on good things, such as the positive vibes happening in the desert.
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