The Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders have made big moves this offseason. Now, a big rivalry is brewing in the AFC West because of new roster acquisitions. J.C. Jackson expects a lot out of his new team in Los Angeles.
J.C. Jackson on defending new Raiders WR Davante Adams: “They better be ready for us.” #Chargers
— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) March 22, 2022
This is a huge statement from Jackson. Since his and Adams' teams are both in the AFC West, Jackson will get to face the star wide receiver twice each season.
The new Chargers cornerback just signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the team last Monday. Last Thursday, Adams was the headlining name in a trade between the Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. His new contract is a five-year, $141.25 million deal with an average of $28.25 each year.
Up until last week, Jackson spent his entire NFL career with the New England Patriots. The team signed him in May of 2018. In his three seasons there, Jackson became a Super Bowl champion, a Second-team All-Pro, and a Pro Bowler.
Meanwhile, the Packers selected Adams in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Until he was traded last week, the star wide receiver spent his entire professional career with Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay. The NFL is certainly going to look different in the upcoming season, and this budding AFC West rivalry is just a piece of it.