Blockbuster Deal for Jimmy G, Davante Adams Gets Major Help in WR Room With $33Million Vegas Trade

Published 03/14/2023, 1:47 PM EDT

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The Las Vegas Raiders are in full reunion mode. The franchise is determined to weaponize its offense this off-season and its intent is visible in its choices. However, it seems the Raiders are going for the players with old synergy. After former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, reunited with Josh McDaniels with yesterday’s reports, now it’s free agent wide receiver from New England, Jakobi Meyers.

The Raiders signed the former undrafted free agent on a three-year deal in an all-out attempt to provide the right offensive resources to their new quarterback. And this is definitely some major help on the opposite side for Davante Adams.

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Head coach Josh McDaniels is loving it, having his QB and wide receiver from his offensive coordinating days in New England back in the borough. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport’s reports, the $33 million 3-year deal contains $21 million as guaranteed. That’s a significant jump from his first $1.76 million signing with a $10,000 signing bonus. And his $3.98 million unrestricted free-agent contract last year, both with the New England Patriots.

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The leading receiving yards leader for the Patriots for the past three years, Meyer’s 235 receptions over 2758 yards and eight touchdowns are the highest ever for an undrafted player in New England history. And Raiders General manager and former Patriots executive, Dave Ziegler had to have this coveted high-ranked free agent 26-year-old WR.

Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and NFL executive Robert Bailey also helped in the negotiations to bring in some aid for Jimmy G.

This addition will help more than just Jimmy Garoppolo

It didn’t work out between Fresno state buddies Derek Carr and Davante Adams. And the 6x Pro Bowler and leading touchdown receiver from 2022 will need some getting used to with the Garoppolo ways. And Jacobi can fit in perfectly, joining tight end Darren Waller and wideout Hunter Renfrow in the receiving options. The only thing Meyers has to be careful about while facing the Patriots next time is that he doesn’t repeat the calamitous lateral pass saga that led to the Raiders’ last-second win last season.

Davante can relax a little after things didn’t exactly go how he envisioned. Derek is now in New Orleans. And Aaron Rodgers may soon be on the Broadway-bound road to the NY Jets.

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Garoppolo also signed a three-year deal with a maximum possible payout of $77.25 million. And with Meyers’ contract running for a similar period, the next three years appear to be crucial for the franchise and their dreams to regain the lost Black & Silver glory.


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Soumyapriyo Ganguly


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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.
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Hitesh Nigam