Josh Jacobs tried to bring Davante Adams with him to Packers

Imagine Davante Adams had returned to Green Bay.
Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams
Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

Life changes quickly in the NFL.

Only two years ago, Davante Adams left the Green Bay Packers to join a Las Vegas Raiders offense featuring his college quarterback, Derek Carr, and superstar running back Josh Jacobs. The Packers faced long-term uncertainty at quarterback once they entered the Jordan Love era.

Fast forward to the present day, and the Packers seem to have struck gold by drafting Love, who reached an MVP level of play in the second half of last season. The Raiders, meanwhile, have arguably the worst quarterback situation in the league.

Jacobs swapped Las Vegas for Green Bay in free agency, giving the Packers an outstanding backfield to help their young quarterback.

And Jacobs wanted Adams to come with him.

Josh Jacobs reveals what he said to Davante Adams after signing with Packers

Jacobs is understandably excited about Green Bay's receiving corps. The top four of Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks give the Packers unique depth. Any one of them can become the "WR1" in any game.

But that doesn't mean Jacobs didn't want Adams to come with him to Green Bay.

It was never a realistic option for the Packers, who wouldn't have been willing to pay premium draft capital and take on Adams' big contract, considering how much depth and talent they already have. But it's still fun to imagine Adams rejoining this offense.

Adams has repeatedly said he has no regrets about his move to Las Vegas, but he has been impressed with Love's performances.

"The kid is a f---ing baller, man, I'm so happy for him," Adams told The Rush with Maxx Crosby. "He's starting to come into his own. You can see the way he's talking in front of the media and everything. He's like a whole different person from when I was there, and that comes with experience."

Green Bay has no shortage of receiving talent. Along with Watson, Doubs, Reed, and Wicks, there are second-year tight ends Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft, who are breakout candidates in 2024.

Along with a deep running back room and excellent offensive line, Love is set up for success this season. The Packers don't need Adams, but it's fun to think how good this offense would've been with him and Jacobs.

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