Davante Adams has spent his entire NFL career thus far in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Now he’s getting closer to home – and he couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead.
Adams was officially introduced as the newest member of the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, and he knew exactly what to wear. Dressed in a black suit with a black shirt, the new Silver and Black star expressed his joy at embracing his new surroundings, which includes fulfilling a dream that dates back to elementary school.
“I grew up in East Palo Alto, California. I’ve been a Raiders fan my whole life, so it’s a dream to be a Raider, man,” Adams said. “It’s a dream come true. In the yearbook for third year, I said I wanted to be an NFL star or an NBA star, and I was wearing a Charles Woodson jersey at the time. C It’s been documented forever, so I guess you could say it’s meant to be.”
Adams’ new reality is one that includes moving his belongings to the Raiders’ new headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, which offers a facility that is “like a spaceship.” It also means a reunion between Adams and his former college quarterback, former Fresno State teammate Derek Carr, who Adams has long maintained close contact with and has begun discussing a potential joining forces this offseason. .
Teaming up with Carr will be like reuniting with a long-lost sibling for Adams, whom Carr began publicly wooing last summer. With their pairing now a reality thanks to a blockbuster trade, their next task will be to rekindle a relationship that led to first- and second-round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. This time, instead of propelling them at the top level, Adams and Carr hope to ride their relationship with a Super Bowl coming out of a division that has quickly become incredibly competitive.
“It’s the best division in football right now, and it would be hard not to say that even if I was still in Green Bay, honestly,” Adams said of the challenge presented by AFC West. “It’s loaded. It’s not going to be easy. But it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to, I’m always looking for a challenge. The Chargers have added a few more pieces. Obviously we We’re stacked here so it’s exciting to see what’s to come, I can’t wait to be there.”