Following the situation with Derek Carr, Davante Adams has lost his favorite teammate.
Now, there is a possibility that one of the Raiders’ most productive players, running back Josh Jacobs, may also be absent as he enters his second term with the team.
Jacobs has yet to sign the team’s franchise tag after the Raiders failed to offer him a long-term deal. This has caused Adams, who was already discontented before this, to express his displeasure.
“He’s a huge part of this team and this offense. He’s a really good leader,” Adams told NFL Network’s Bridget Condon and ex-Stanford coach David Shaw on the weekend. “Obviously, he played like the best back in the league last year, which if you ask me he is the best back in the league.”
"Not having him right now is obviously something that I'm not happy with…he played like the best back in the league last year, which if you ask me he is the best back in the league." Davante Adams on the absence of Josh Jacobs @CoachDavidShaw @nflnetwork #Raiders pic.twitter.com/KGAsFgIinR
— Bridget Condon (@BridgetCondon_) August 6, 2023
He believes that the team needs Jacobs’ expertise as a ball carrier. In an interview with NFL Network, Adams stated that he is “not happy” and emphasized the importance of having a reliable running back who can handle the ball frequently.
Adams also revealed that he has advised Jacobs, drawing from his own experiences with contract disputes.
While there is a possibility that the Raiders could make Jacobs a free agent if they withdraw their offer, it is hoped that both parties can come to a resolution, as seen with Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants in a similar situation.
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