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Davante Adams Is ‘The One To Follow’ – McDaniels

Wide receiver Davante Adams’ dedication to the Las Vegas Raiders is for real according to head coach Josh McDaniels. 

Davante Adams grew up an Oakland Raiders fan and was the college teammate of quarterback Derek Carr. He joined the Raiders this season as a result of that connection.

Carr appears to be on the way out of Vegas after being replaced by Jarrett Stidham for the last two games of the season.

Despite their failure to reach the postseason and the departure of his friend, Davante Adams intends to return next season.


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“Yeah, absolutely, I wouldn’t have been here or ended up here, originally, probably if Derek wasn’t here,” Adams said. 

“But that doesn’t necessarily mean that I won’t be here in the event that he’s not here. That’s my boy. Obviously, I’ve got his back through anything. I think I’ve made that more than clear at this point. I support him and I support everything that he has moving forward as well.

“But my dream was to play for this team before he was a Raider, and at this point I want to try to make this thing work and continue on doing what I’m doing here, myself get better and see the team grow and get better as well.”

Adams has 95 catches for 1,443 yards this season, a franchise record. As well as that, he leads the league in touchdown catches with 14. Adams is in line for his third straight All-Pro selection and was named to his 6th straight Pro Bowl.


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He hasn’t missed a practice, like literally very few reps, the entire year,” McDaniels said of Adams. “So, to put in that kind of work and that kind of effort and that kind of dedication to his craft when he’s already achieved whatever he’s achieved prior to being here, I think that just speaks to how incredible the person is. And he’s been that way every day that we’ve been with him.


“He wants to do things the right way every time he walks in the building. It’s a great representative, a great example to the young players that are trying to figure it out — if you want to emulate somebody, he would be a really good one to follow.”


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