Raiders WR Davante Adams & Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Plus, Josh Jacobs

Raiders’ Davante Adams Reacts to Aaron Rodgers Injury; Kareem Jackson Fined for Jakobi Meyers Hit

One of the major storylines after the conclusion of Week 1 was a torn Achilles injury to New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The veteran’s 2023 NFL regular season only lasted four offensive plays before he left the game. There was plenty of reaction to the news, including from Las Vegas Raiders wideout Davante Adams.

So, what did the Las Vegas Raiders star say about his former teammate? The 30-year-old shared a lot of emotions seeing Rodgers go down and possibly have his season end. 

Speaking of injuries, Jakobi Meyers exited in the Raiders’ Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos with a head injury. Safety Kareem Jackson is feeling a little light in his wallet as the NFL fined him for the hit.

There’s plenty of news regarding the Silver and Black, so let’s get into the latest.

Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers injury is ‘like a horrible movie’

Adams spent eight seasons alongside Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers. While the duo hasn’t been teammates for two campaigns now, there’s still a strong between them. This is why the Raiders’ star reached out personally rather than on social media. 

The four-time MVP was starting a new chapter in his career with the Jets. Much like Adams had a chip on his shoulder to prove he could be a No. 1 receiver without Rodgers, the 39-year-old wanted to prove he still has something left in the tank. The six-time Pro Bowler noted his former teammate was excited for this new chapter with the Jets.

“I didn’t want to really take to social media because I spoke to him directly and reached out immediately,” Davante Adams said (h/t SI’s Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr.). “I was watching it on the plane as we were on the way over here. And it’s like a horrible movie. You don’t want to see the main character go down like that at all, let alone as early as what it was. 

“And I know he was excited, and I was definitely excited to see him go out there and ball out. I know he was feeling rejuvenated and excited about the opportunity to work with a really good team, so it sucks. That’s my guy, though, so I let him know basically I’m here for him in whatever way that I can.”

The future Hall of Fame QB isn’t throwing in the towel on his 2023 season. Rodgers’ regular season might be done, but the Jets star is aiming for a possible playoff return, should New York qualify. Nonetheless, a playoff berth could be a long shot as Zach Wilson is under center. Still, the BYU product did lead his team to a win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.

Looking at it from a Las Vegas standpoint, it’s not right to capitalize on a team’s injuries. However, with Rodgers out, the Raiders have one less rival to beat for a chance at securing a Wild Card spot, assuming they don’t win the AFC West.

Broncos’ Kareem Jackson earns fine for Jakobi Meyers hit

Meyers was one of the stars in Week 1 with his two touchdowns. However, the Raiders newest signing left the game after a hit that eventually resulted in Meyers heading into concussion protocol. Ultimately, the former New England Patriots receiver would miss the Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Nonetheless, 9News’ Mike Klis reported on Saturday that the NFL fined Jackson $14,819 for his unnecessary roughness hit on Meyers last week. Furthermore, the Denver safety could be fined again after his latest hit, which many have deemed dirty.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday, citing sources, that the NFL will review and discuss Monday whether Jackson should be disciplined for a vicious hit on Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas. As for Meyers, Las Vegas hopes their receiver will return against the Pittsburgh Steelers next week on Sunday Night Football. 

So, what do you say, Raiders fans? Do you agree with the fine amount or feel it should have been more? 

*Top Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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