Getty Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams leaves the field after an NFL game.
We have a primetime superstar matchup on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams said he is looking forward to battling New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner.
“Yeah, man, they definitely have a lot of playmakers and some ballplayers there. Sauce came in last year, boomed on the scene and did his thing. He continues to have success, which is more fun,” Adams explained on “The Silver and Black Show.” Ultimately I enjoy it more because it usually means there are fewer doubles when they trust their guys out there. So if I have the opportunity to play one-on-one with a good corner, it will be a good time out there.”
Jets have a few options in the Adams-Gardner matchup
Adams is having a bad year statistically. In nine games, he had 51 receptions for 573 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Although most of that comes down to a volatile quarterback situation and an overall bad team.
Despite this decline in play, Adams is still very highly regarded in the Jets’ secondary overall.
The Jets usually play with their cornerbacks. Gravy is on one side and DJ Reed is on the other. However, in the past the coaching staff has been prepared to react flexibly to any situation that presents itself.
Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich left the door open when he told the media that we could see Sauce shadowing Adams on Sunday, November 12th.
“That’s not really what we do schematically. However, we have played with it a bit in the past. Maybe we’ll see,” explains Ulbrich, what they can do during the game.
Interestingly, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said if he were running the operation for Las Vegas, he would try to put Adams on the other side of Gardner.
If the Jets stick to their principles and keep Gardner on the side, Dungy says the Raiders will have an “advantage.”
However, a strong argument could be made that Adams will be in for a tough matchup regardless of the team he lines up with. Opposite Gardner is Reed, who is currently the No. 1 cornerback according to Pro Football Focus.
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said if he were running the #Raiders, he would use WR Davante Adams “on the left side of the offense” against the #Jets “if Sauce Gardner doesn’t travel with him and stays on his left side of defense.” .” page, then you have an advantage’ 👀
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— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) November 11, 2023
Is a future Jets-Raiders trade inevitable for Adams?
On Boy Green Daily on Saturday, November 11, I told Bleacher Report’s Moe Moton that Adams’ move to the Jets in 2024 was inevitable.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green and White made an aggressive push ahead of the NFL trade deadline this season. Although they were unsuccessful in their efforts, it shows how interested they are.
Paul A. Esden Jr. covers the New York Jets for Heavy.com. The New York native is also the official PA voice of the Syracuse Strong Football Club and co-host of Cumulus Media’s morning show “The Manchild Show with Boy Green.” Prior to joining Heavy in 2021, Esden Jr. covered both national and New York sports for FanSided, Elite Sports NY and The Score 1260. More about Paul A. Esden Jr.