Davante Adams hopes to be kept in loop on Raiders’ QB decision


Henderson, Nev. — Pro Bowl receiver Davante Adams Wednesday said he wants to go back Las Vegas Raiders next season — despite his good friend’s apparent impending departure Derek Carr And an underwhelming season by a team expected to return to the playoffs — and expected to be kept in the loop by coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler when it comes to selecting next season’s quarterback.

“Yeah, absolutely, I wouldn’t be here or end up here, basically, probably if Derek wasn’t here,” Adams said at his weekly media conference. “But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be here if he wasn’t here. This is my son. Obviously, I’ve got his back through anything. Period. I support him and I support everything he’s going through.

“But my dream before being a Rider was to play for this team, and right now I just want to try to make this thing work and continue what I’m doing here, getting better myself and watching the team grow. Better.”

Adams, who has grown up a auckland The Raiders fan from Palo Alto, California, was acquired in a blockbuster March trade Green Bay Packers Signed a five-year extension averaging $28.5 million per season with $67.5 million guaranteed for first- and second-round draft picks and reuniting with his quarterback. Fresno State In Carr. The Raiders, who could be on the hook for $40 million if Carr is injured, benched the ninth-year veteran for the final two games of the season last week and started instead. Jarrett Stidham. Carr, a mutual decision, has been Stayed away from the party Since last Wednesday.

Stidham passed for 365 yards and three touchdownsWith two interceptions, the Raiders lost 37-34 in overtime San Francisco 49ers Sunday, when Adams caught seven passes for 153 yards, his second-highest total of the season, and two touchdowns.

On the season, Adams had 95 catches for a franchise-record 1,443 yards (Hall of Famer Tim Brown had 1,408 receiving yards in 1997) and an NFL-leading 14 TD catches. He was named to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl and is in line for his third consecutive first-team All Pro selection.

“He didn’t miss a practice, literally very few reps, all year,” McDaniels said of Adams. “So, to put in that kind of work and that kind of effort and that kind of dedication to his craft when he’s already accomplished what he’s accomplished before coming here, I think it just speaks to how incredible the guy is. And that’s the way he was every day. We were with him.

“He wants to do the right thing every time he walks in the building. That’s a great representative, a great example for young players trying to figure it out — if you want to emulate someone, he’s a really good one to follow.”

In addition to Stidham, a fourth-round pick New England Patriots 2019 who will be free agents after Saturday’s finale Kansas City Chiefs (13-3), the Raiders (6-10) are expected to be linked with the likes of potential free agents Tom Brady And Jimmy GaroppoloBoth of whom have experience in the McDaniels system.

“Me, Josh, Jiggs, we’ve all got a really good dynamic and that’s something that I really appreciate, and I’ve mentioned that to them as well,” Adams said of wanting to be around a potential QB rush. “They don’t have to do anything — I’m not a part of the front office — but they know why I’m here. And a move like this is something that’s very important to me and my personal career and the ultimate pursuit that I’m trying to pursue, To get that ring.

“We’ve got a good understanding for each other and that helps this whole process.”


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