Adams, who was traded from the Green Bay Packers to Las Vegas earlier this season, called Carr a Hall of Famer when asked about his move from Rodgers to Carr.
“Anytime you change your quarterback from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer … it’s going to be a small adjustment,” Adams told CBS Sports. “They are both great players and it’s great to be around them.”
It’s a harmless comment, but it will certainly raise some eyebrows. Adams already said Rodgers and Carr were ‘really alike’ When it came to their talent and ability, something many critics initially disagreed with.
And Carr’s numbers aren’t quite as good as Rodgers during his first eight years as the Packers started full-time. Both completed 65 percent of their passes over this stretch, but Rodgers has more touchdowns, fewer wins and interceptions than Carr. Rodgers also won a Super Bowl and two MVPs during that stretch.
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But, perhaps, Adams plays the clairvoyant when it comes to Carr’s career path. Perhaps he thinks it will help unlock Carr’s Hall of Fame potential. Adams himself has done the Pro Bowl in each of the past five seasons and is the first All-Pro team in consecutive seasons. He averaged no fewer than 83 receptions, 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns per year during his eight-year career.
The two were also best friends and colleagues during their legendary two-year spell in Fresno where they were both Individually led the nation in multiple stats.
Carr has a long way to go before he can live up to Rodgers’ legacy, but in 2022 he will probably have the best support team of his career with Adams in the fold. Las Vegas also hired long-time New England Patriots offensive head coach Josh McDaniels to lead the team, extended slot receiver Hunter Renfrew and still has two good offensive playmakers in the tight end Darren Waller and runs by Josh Jacobs. The Raiders performed in the playoffs in 2021 despite Jon Gruden being sent off mid-year and even bolstering his defense with arrogant Chandler Jones.
While the Hall of Fame talk may be a bit premature, the Raiders will certainly be contenders in football’s toughest division.