Davante Adams hasn’t asked for a trade yet. If he does, though, the Indianapolis Colts should consider acquiring the superstar wide receiver.
After his Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3, Adams hinted that he wanted to be traded. The unhappy Pro Bowler said the team is “not doing things the right way to establish a winning culture.”
The Raiders are struggling this season. They are currently tied with the Denver Broncos for last place in the AFC West with a 1-3 record.
If the losing continues, Adams could eventually demand a trade. Several teams like the Buffalo Bills and defending champion Kansas City Chiefs would be ideal landing spots.
Don’t rule out the Colts. While they may not have a top-5 quarterback like Josh Allen or Patrick Mahomes, adding Adams could instantly make them a legitimate playoff contender.
Indianapolis Colts Need to Trade For Davante Adams
He Has Had an Amazing Career
Adams was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the second round (53rd overall pick) of the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Fresno State star would play eight seasons in Green Bay, catching passes from future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
After failing to reach the 500-yard receiving mark in each of his first two seasons, Adams racked up 997 yards in 2016. He was named to his first Pro Bowl the following season and then signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension.
2020 proved to be one of the best seasons of his career. He led the NFL with 18 receiving touchdowns and made his fourth consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.
Adams was traded to the Raiders during the 2022 offseason. He signed a five-year, $141.25 million contract with the team, making him the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. Last season, he led the league in touchdowns with 18 and also recorded 100 receptions for 1,516 yards.
Why the Indianapolis Colts Should Acquire Davante Adams
Adams isn’t getting any younger. He will turn 30 in December, but he’s easily one of the game’s top receivers and is worth trading for.
The six-time Pro Bowler would be the perfect addition to the Colts’ up-and-coming roster. While Michael Pittman Jr. is a talented player, he isn’t exactly a true No. 1 receiver. Adams, on the other hand, is. He would provide a boost to the team’s pass-catching corps, which also includes the likes of Alec Pierce, Josh Downs, and Kylen Granson.
Colts rookie Anthony Richardson is capable of making a lot of exciting plays as a runner. But, in order to become a more dangerous player, he’ll need a dynamic wideout like Adams to throw the ball to.
Star running back Jonathan Taylor is returning from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List after dealing with an ankle injury and requesting a trade. If he isn’t traded, he, Adams, and Richardson would form an exciting trio that could give the current 2-2 Colts a fun-to-watch offense this year.
Indianapolis would likely have to give up a couple of draft picks to land Adams. Making such a deal would make perfect sense, though.
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