The New England Patriots scored their first win of the 2023 NFL season with a 15-10 win over the New York Jets in Week 3, but things are far from perfect. The wide receiver room is still a glaring hole on offense that must be addressed if the Pats are to return to the postseason this winter.
Fortunately, some trouble brewing across the country in Sin City could help solve New England’s issue. Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams could be looking for a new team to join based on comments he made following his team’s 23-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The elite wideout told reporters after the game that he “don’t got time to wait around” and that it isn’t in his “mentality to sit here and take all season to try and figure it out.”
Patriots Trade Rumors: Davante Adams
Adams is clearly not thrilled with how his Raiders stint is going and it isn’t hard to see why.
The ex-Fresno State product was traded to the Raiders last year after eight Super Bowl-less seasons with the Green Bay Packers, hoping the new scenery and being reunited with college QB Derek Carr would lead to championship glory.
Fast forward a year later and the situation isn’t what Adams envisioned. Carr is gone and the Raiders have done anything but assemble a winning roster, playing to a 7-13 record since the start of 2022. Their 35.0% winning percentage is tied for the sixth-worst during that span.
In other words, if Adams wants a trade, he’s more than valid to do so.
Assuming he’s available Bill Belichick must do everything in his power to acquire the franchise playmaker. He’d easily be the best wideout on the team, proven by his 322 receiving yards through three games being nearly as much as the New England WR room combined (364).
I can also see Adams being more productive with the Patriots than he is with the Raiders.
Mac Jones is already averaging a career-best 249.3 passing yards per game and giving him an elite playmaker could bring out the best in the duo. Jones is also safer with the ball, throwing only two INTs thus far compared to Jimmy Garoppolo’s NFL-leading six.
Adams’ presence alone would also take a lot of pressure off our current wideouts, allowing names like Bourne, DeVante Parker, and JuJu Smith-Schuster to play without as much pressure.
Also, I’m just saying that we know what happened the last time the Patriots acquired a disgruntled WR from the Raiders.
Assuming that Adams is made available before the Oct. 31 trade deadline, there will be plenty of suitors calling Las Vegas. If the Patriots hope to save the season from being another playoff-less disaster, it’d be in their best interest to give the Raiders an offer they can’t refuse.
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