There have been many opinions and predictions at this point in the Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders saga. One more opinion wouldn’t hurt, right? Pat McAfee gave his projection of how this story will play out. Meanwhile, former Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant put together his ranking of the top wide receivers in the NFL.
Jacobs has not attended Las Vegas Raiders training camp after failing to agree to a long-term contract with the franchise. Nonetheless, McAfee predicted the terms that he sees Las Vegas and Jacobs agreeing to.
Is it a hot take to put Davante Adams as the second-best wide receiver in the NFL? Well, Bryant put together his top-five players at his former position, and has the 30-year-old slotted at No. 2.
The Raiders have plenty of news surrounding their two offensive superstars, so let’s get into the latest.
Pat McAfee makes a bold prediction on Josh Jacobs, Raiders contract terms
When Jacobs and the Raiders failed to agree on a contract extension before the franchise tag deadline, it was a foregone conclusion that the current NFL rushing champions wouldn’t attend training camp.
Still, over the last couple of weeks, there’s been plenty of speculation on how this saga ends. The predictions of how this situation will play out range from Jacobs getting traded, missing games, or signing a one-year contract. The latest comes from McAfee, who sees both the Raiders and Jacobs reaching an agreement.
“So sounds like what’s going to happen is $12 million a year,” McAfee said recently on The Pat McAfee Show. “Let’s put another 3 million in incentives on that thing. Now we got a $15 million deal. Make it a two-year deal or a three-year deal. Do what you got to do, and you’re done. Right? Doesn’t that feel like we got a deal done right there?”
While McAfee tosses out a two or three-year contract, Jacobs can only play on the franchise tag or agree to a separate one-year deal. Still, the former NFL punter seems to be on the right path with getting the Raiders star back onto the field.
It’s in Las Vegas’ best interest to have the Alabama product back in training camp, considering Jimmy Garoppolo performs best with all the weapons at his disposal.
However, Josh Jacobs staying away during training camp is understandable. The Raiders running back doesn’t have the security should an injury occur, so he’s limiting what he can to avoid getting hurt.
So, Raiders fans, how do you think this saga ends? Is McAfee close to the dollar amount? Let us know.
Dez Bryant puts Davante Adams at No. 2 in his WR ranking
Who doesn’t love a good ranking ahead of the 2023 season? Former Cowboys wide receiver spoke with The Game Day NFL recently, where he announced his top-five pass catchers in the league.
Bryant put Odell Beckham Jr. at No.5, then CeeDee Lamb at No. 4, followed by Ja’Marr Chase at No. 3. Now comes the part where Raider Nation might have a problem with these rankings, as the former All-Pro wideout put Justin Jefferson at No. 1.
Last season, Jefferson bested Adams in receptions (128) and receiving yards (1,809), although the Raiders star brought in more touchdowns (14). Furthermore, the 30-year-old proved that he wasn’t a product of Aaron Rodgers.
Entering this season, Adams will have a new quarterback in Garoppolo, who has experience passing to top-end receiving talent. “Jimmy G” had to find Deebo Samuel and George Kittle during his time with the San Francisco 49ers; Adams should see his production stay on track with the veteran signal-caller.
Is Adams the second-best wide receiver in the NFL? or do you disagree with where Bryant puts him? Give us your thoughts.
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