Fans of the Las Vegas Raiders have plenty to be happy about going into the 2022 NFL season.
However, the team got Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers in a trade deal earlier this offseason.
That trade is something that gives Carr a top-five receiver, and a lethal weapon for 2022.
But the move can actually benefit Adams as well, who spent his entire NFL career in Green Bay.
So what are the three reasons that Adams will be even better in Las Vegas?
3. Adams Has Hunter Renfrow In Vegas To Keep Heat Off Him
While Hunter Renfrow isn’t an elite receiver like Adams, he can help take defensive pressure off him.
The young Raiders wide receiver had a breakout season last year with over 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Hunter Renfrow getting a two-year extension worth $32 million including $21 million guaranteed, source confirms (@TomPelissero first). Renfrow coming off huge season with 1,000-plus yards and nine touchdowns, one of game’s premier slot receivers.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 10, 2022
Him being in the slot position will be key for both Adams and Carr, as he’ll be the short-yardage guy for the team.
With linebackers and corners putting a focus on him for those short passes, it could allow Adams to get separation downfield.
If defenses do this, it will allow for Adams to have an even better year in Vegas over the time he had in Green Bay.
While he was the bulk of Aaron Rodgers‘ offensive production for two years, he’ll have help to keep the defense looking at other players.
2. Adams Will Have A Chance To Impress His Family At Games
The biggest reason for Adams making the move to Vegas was so his family could see him play.
Davante Adams picked “family & friends” over winning games (the entire purpose of Football) I hope he’s happy
— KJ (@KdotJohnson_) June 28, 2022
While some fans seem salty over this, being near family and friends makes him happy.
In Green Bay, his family rarely got to see him playing games at the stadium.
With Adams and his family being from California, they are a short drive away from Vegas, meaning they can see him more often playing games.
Them being at the games could give him more motivation to show his family why he’s an elite receiver in the NFL.
Any added motivation he gets will spell trouble for the defenses he will face this season.
1. Adams And Carr Have A History Together Setting Records In College
A Carr to Adams connection wouldn’t be a first for the Raiders duo.
They’ve been breaking records since their days in college at Fresno State.
So while it might be a first for the NFL, it’s nothing new for these two friends.
Finding that magic yet again shouldn’t be a problem for the pair.
It won’t take long for Derek Carr and Davante Adams to recreate moments like this for the Raiders: pic.twitter.com/Stu698L1n8
— Moody (@EricNMoody) July 4, 2022
With the history of these two setting records in the NCAA, there should be little doubt they can do it again in the NFL.
However, many people point to how Carr isn’t an elite quarterback, something they think will hurt Adams.
Brett Favre says he would be shocked if Davante Adams had the same production this year. @ColinCowherd disagrees…
"Derek Carr is a top 10 QB. He carried a dysfunctional side show last year to the playoffs." pic.twitter.com/CjA3fxrgoV
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 4, 2022
But that take is wrong, as these two players have proven how good they are as a team.
That’s why Adams reuniting with Carr will help him get even better as an elite receiver in the NFL.