With their 2023 campaign already unraveling, the New York Jets are reportedly already turning their attention to the next season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets plan to pursue a trade for Las Vegas Raiders’ star wideout Davante Adams in the upcoming offseason.
The Jets had already attempted to trade for Adams ahead of the NFL trade deadline, but their advance was swiftly rejected. However, the New York team feels the Raiders might change their mind at some point, especially since they are expected to hire a new general manager and head coach once the season wraps up.
The Jets want to reunite Adams and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is expected to fully recover from his Achilles injury in time for the 2024 campaign. The organization already surrounded Rodgers with familiar faces, signing his former Green Bay Packers teammates Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb while also hiring ex-Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to run the offense.
Rodgers and Adams have been one of the best quarterback/wide receiver duos in the league in recent memory during their eight years together in Green Bay. They played together in 108 games, connecting for 622 receptions, 7,590 passing yards, and 69 touchdowns.
Adams has enjoyed a rather quiet season with the struggling Raiders in 2023. He has 64 catches for 741 yards and four touchdowns. His 11.6 yards per catch are his lowest since his sophomore year in the league.
Rodgers, on the other hand, had a disappointing start to his tenure with the New York Jets. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in a Week 1 clash against the Buffalo Bills after only four plays.