- Adams, 30, enjoyed a fruitful stint working for Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers
- Rodgers’ $35 million pay cut last summer gives the Jets room to sign another star
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The New York Jets attempted to reunite Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams before the trade deadline on Tuesday but were rebuffed by the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN.
The Jets looked to add a new dimension to their wide receiving department to boost the offense this season, showing a clear intent to still try to win this season with Zach Wilson as their quarterback after Rodgers’ Achilles injury that the season ended.
The Jets front office has long debated a move for Adams as they evaluated the option all summer, waiting for the right time to call Las Vegas about their investigation into the three-time All-Pro.
But the landscape has changed in Sin City since the Raiders lost to the Lions on Monday Night Football, with owner Mark Davis firing both former head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler later in the week.
A source even told ESPN that there was “no chance” the Raiders would move on from their six-time Pro Bowler, despite what appears to be a chaotic time for the franchise.
The Jets attempted to reunite Davante Adams with Aaron Rodgers before Tuesday’s trade deadline
Now, Adams will prepare for his latest suitor in about a week, as the NFL declined to participate in the Nov. 12 prime-time Jets-Raiders game.
Adams, who previously questioned the Raiders’ ambitions several times this year and last, said “it was time” for the organization to make “some kind of change” and that he “wants to try to make this work and want to do everything I can’. can hold on now.’
The Jets have enough payroll to sign another star because of Rodgers’ pay cut to return $35 million last summer, reducing the $110 million he was owed on his restructured two-year deal to $75 million.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, 30, was also on the Jets’ wish list to acquire
The Jets also inquired about the availability to trade for Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, but Tampa Bay would not budge on its position that the 30-year-old, four-time Pro Bowler is off the market.
‘Gang Green’ will now turn its attention to winning for the fourth straight time as the team takes on the LA Chargers on Monday.
The Chargers have won the last four meetings between the two teams.
The teams faced off in the playoffs, with the Jets coming out on top in both games: 20-17 in OT in January 2005 and 17-14 in January 2010.