The Las Vegas Raiders are gearing up for a big season after the front office acquired some big-name stars to improve the roster. Although they play in a stacked AFC West, Vegas will have a fighting chance throughout the season. Especially considering how excited Derek Carr and Davante Adams are reuniting in the NFL.
According to Pro Football Talk, Las Vegas' new duo set forth a plan to play together and the trade came to fruition at the perfect time. Not only did Davante Adams turn down a larger offer from the Green Bay Packers, but Derek Carr also agreed to a contract extension paying him just “$24.9 million at signing, a structure that allows the Raiders to ‘keep everybody together and really have continuity, have something to build on.'”
Carr explains how everything was timed out perfectly, as he and Adams clearly wanted to play together once again, per Pro Football Talk. The Raiders quarterback explains how the two went all-in on making it all happen.
“That's something that we always talked about. We dreamed of that and then when it became closer to reality, I went all in and he did, too. It's something that we both just know where we’re at in our careers.” – Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
So now, Vegas has a much-improved offense while the defense is shaping up nicely as well. It should be a fun season for this team, as they aim for a deeper run in the playoffs. If the Raiders can do that, then this franchise should remain competitive for the next several years at least.