Davante Adams wants to win and he knows that the Las Vegas Raiders need all of their good players available to make that happen.
With the passing of Monday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a multi-year deal, the availability of the Raiders’ star running back Josh Jacobs is in serious question. Last season’s leading rusher has yet to sign his tag and therefore could choose to hold out of camp or even the start of the season in an effort to possibly get what he wants.
Speaking Friday on NFL Total Access, Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams is praying things get worked out sooner rather than later, especially with the obvious impact Jacobs has on the success of the Las Vegas offense.
“If we really want to have a shot at winning the Super Bowl and having all the elite aspirations that we do, we’re gonna need that guy,” he said. “So I’m praying that we can still figure something out, but also understanding where Josh is coming from and trying to coach him through it at the same time.”
Jacobs is unhappy with the state of his contract negotiations with the Las Vegas Raiders. The All-Pro has to play under the franchise tag since negotiations with the Raiders failed to come up with a new deal.
He has every right to feel that way.
Adams is no stranger to contract disputes, having had one when he played with the Green Bay Packers.
“I’ve been talking to him, we’ve been in his ear a little bit just trying to coach him through this process,” Adams said. “I’ve been through it a couple of times myself and I know what it’s like to go back and forth about whether or not you feel appreciated.”
Jacobs is coming off a career year in 2022 where he led the NFL with 1653 rushing yards, along with 12 touchdowns.
The Las Vegas Raiders open training camp for the entire team on July 25, 2023.
If the team wants a chance to rebound off their disappointing 2022 season, they will need a happy and motivated Jacobs on the field.
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