Jets ‘will aim to reunite Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers again in the offseason as they eye second pursuit of Las Vegas Raiders receiver’
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
The New York Jets are set to reignite their interest in Davante Adams this offseason after failing to lure him away from the Las Vegas Raiders last month, according to reports.
Earlier this month it emerged that the Jets tried to trade for Adams before the October 31 deadline, only for the Raiders to reject their move and keep hold of the six-time Pro Bowler.
New York’s front office had set their sights on reuniting the receiver with legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whom he enjoyed great success alongside during their seven years together in Green Bay.
However, a source told ESPN that there ‘was no chance in hell’ the Raiders would allow him to depart.
Yet it appears the Jets are not prepared to take no for an answer, as ESPN are now reporting that they will pursue a trade for Adams once more this offseason.
The New York Jets are set to make another beeline for Davante Adams (right) amid plans to reunite him with Aaron Rodgers (left)
Reports suggested that the Jets failed to lure Adams away from the Raiders before last month’s trade deadline
Rodgers and Adams enjoyed great success during their seven years together in Green Bay
‘That will happen,’ one source predicted. ‘I think so.’
It is believed the Jets’ chances of trading Adams from the Raiders depends on how Las Vegas finish the current season.
The organization has won two straight games, including against the Jets last weekend, since hiring Antonio Pierce as interim head coach in the wake of Josh McDaniels’ exit.
Should they continue to show signs of progress, Adams could be persuaded to stay put in Las Vegas, where he has enjoyed living in recent years.
But if Pierce’s early success as interim head coach fades away, a reunion with Rodgers in New York could become a lot more appealing.
The pair were reunited briefly last week for their respective teams’ encounter in Week 10, which saw the Raiders prevail.
Rodgers and Adams used the matchup as a chance to meet up, with the latter posting a photo of them on his Instagram story.
The quarterback cracked a soft smile as Adams took a selfie of them both.
The former teammates were reunited as the Raiders got the better of the Jets last weekend
Rodgers, 39, is continuing to rehabilitate a torn Achilles which he suffered in Week 1 of the regular season vs. the Bills.
However, he was seen dropping back and throwing ahead of the Jets-Giants game late last month and has made no secret of his aim to make a sensational return from his injury this season.
The Jets are 4-5 with Zach Wilson at the helm in relief of Rodgers.
The Raiders, meanwhile, are 5-5 and are adjusting to a midseason coaching change after McDaniels was fired.