Las Vegas Raiders teammates Derek Carr and Davante Adams shared a pretty special moment during the team’s recent offseason work.
The Las Vegas Raiders are a side that for years were very close to making a breakout, but somehow just weren’t able to get over the line when it mattered, although things have started to look up for them in recent years.
They are slowly making progress in terms of win totals, winning 4 games in 2018, which became 7 wins in 2019, 8 in 2020 and 10 in 2021 which brought them their first playoff berth since the 2016 season, although they were made to work hard for it, as their place wasn’t secured until the final play of the regular season when they beat the Los Angeles Chargers in a ‘win or go home’ game in Week 18.
Check out this game winning field goal by Raiders kicker, Daniel Carson to send Las Vegas to the playoffs in their last game of the regular season!— Sports Data Now (@SportsDataNow) January 10, 2022
*Footage courtesy of NBC and the official Raiders youtube channel* pic.twitter.com/9qTH2ocIH9
And that was after they had to go through a coaching change midway through the season as Jon Gruden resigned following some revelations that came out about things that he had said during his time as a commentator for ESPN.
Adding more weapons to the arsenal
In an attempt to make their offense that little bit more dangerous, the Raiders went out and make a big move this past offseason, bringing on board Davante Adams in a trade with the Green Bay Packers, sending them a 1st and 2nd round pick in this year’s draft.
Adams has become quite the threat in the NFL having worked with Aaron Rodgers, with his 123 catches which yielded 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns putting him in the conversation as one of the best receivers in the game
Davante Adams in Week 3, 2021 against the 49ers:— Joe Kipp (sign julio) (@joepkipp) January 17, 2022
• 12 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD
Adams’ career stats vs. 49ers (5 games, including postseason):
• 48 catches, 618 yards, 5 TDs
Adams AVERAGES nearly 10 catches, 125 yards and a touchdown when he plays SF 🤯#One7 #Packers pic.twitter.com/fsMCsCbi1n
Which should make Raiders quarterback Derek Carr very happy indeed, as he knows personally how good of a player he is.
Reunited once again
The two men actually played together during their college days at Fresno State and it was clear to see just how excited they are to be working again as footage emerged from the team’s offseason work.
Carr interrupted Adams as he was conducting an interview, as it was the first time that Carr had seen Adams in the iconic silver and black uniform of the Raiders:
Let’s just hope their chemistry off the field turns into something on the field too, because if he can bring what he did with the Packers to Sin City, then the Raiders could be on to something special this season.