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Davante Adams says he and Raiders brass ‘don’t see eye-to-eye,’ hopes team uses Jimmy Garoppolo to maximize WR

Davante Adams says he and Raiders brass 'don't see eye-to-eye,' hopes team uses Jimmy Garoppolo to maximize WR

The Las Vegas Raiders have a clear vision about who they want to be: New England Patriots West. 

Last year, Raiders owner Mark Davis hired New England’s director of player personnel Dave Ziegler to be the Silver and Black’s general manager and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to be their head coach. The top two quarterbacks on their depth chart, Jimmy Garoppolo and Brian Hoyer (both signed this offseason) each began their careers playing for McDaniels in New England. The same goes for wide receiver Jakobi Meyers as he was signed to a three-year, $33 million deal in free agency in the wake of Las Vegas flipping Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller to the New York Giants

However, 2022 First-Team All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams isn’t on the same page with the Raiders’ team-building philosophy. The 30-year-old Adams, their prize of the 2022 offseason they hauled in after trading their first- and second-round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers before signing him to a five-year, $140 million contract, told The Ringer his vision of contending for Super Bowls is out of alignment with what appears to be a retooling or rebuilding offseason in Las Vegas.

“[The front office] think this is the best bet for us right now to put us in a position to be urgent,” Adams said. “We don’t see eye-to-eye on what we think is best for us right now.”  

Adams revealed the Raiders front office does listen to his opinions on personnel decisions, something he expressed gratitude about. However, that doesn’t mean McDaniels and Ziegler follow through on his requests. 

“I’m going to have to buy into this and try to be as optimistic as possible,” Adams said. “It’s not what I expected to happen, but it’s something that’s the reality now.”  

Raiders’ notable moves this offseason  

QB Jimmy Garoppolo (signed three-year, $72.8 million contract in free agency)

QB Derek Carr (released, signed by New Orleans Saints)  

RB Josh Jacobs (franchise tagged)  

QB Jarrett Stidham (released, signed by Denver Broncos)  

WR Jakobi Meyers (signed three-year, $33 million contract in free agency)

TE Darren Waller (traded to New York Giants in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick that became WR Tre Tucker)  

S Marcus Epps (signed two-year, $12 million deal in free agency)  

WR Mack Hollins (signed by Atlanta Falcons)

DE Tyree Wilson (selected 7th overall in 2023 NFL Draft)   DE Clelin…

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