A familiar face from Aaron Rodgers’ past could play a pivotal role in the New York Jets’ offseason strategy. Despite being ruled out of trade possibilities at the deadline, the Jets are reportedly gearing up for another attempt to acquire Davante Adams, the star wide receiver from the Raiders, during the upcoming offseason. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has highlighted this potential move, emphasizing the aim to reunite Adams with his former standout teammate, Aaron Rodgers.
Sources around the NFL expect that New York will pursue Adams again this offseason, trying once and for all to pair him with Rodgers.
“That will happen,” one source predicted to ESPN. “I think so.”
The decision on whether the Raiders will entertain offers for Adams hinges on the team’s performance in the remaining games of the season, as stated in the report. With interim coach Antonio Pierce guiding the team to a 2–0 record and Adams expressing newfound contentment, the Raiders’ success may influence Adams’ preference to stay with the team.
For the Jets, pursuing Adams aligns seamlessly with their objectives. Despite facing numerous challenges on the offensive front, the addition of Adams, coupled with a healthy Rodgers, could instantaneously revamp their outlook. As of Week 11, the 30-year-old Adams boasts impressive statistics, with 57 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns.
Antonio Pierce aims to extend his coaching record to 3–0 as his team takes on the Dolphins (6–3) at 1 p.m. ET on CBS this Sunday.
It’s evident that Adams’ exceptional talents are currently underutilized, particularly with a quarterback whose performance may not fully complement his skill set.