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Rodgers’ former favorite WR wants a Vegas reunion

Twitter noise or inside scoop?

Raiders receiver Davante Adams continues to promote the narrative that his team will acquire Aaron Rodgers from the Packers. For New York Jets fans who dream of another No. 12 savior in Green and White, this is an unwelcome development.

Sam Barrington, the person who originally tweeted this, is unlikely to have any inside knowledge. (His Twitter profile reads, among other things, “Most likely the 49th President of the United States.”) Although he was a former seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2013, there is no indication that he actually has a source.

Furthermore, unless Barrington’s supposed source has personally spoken to Mark Davis, the Raiders owner, he cannot answer about the biggest obstacle to Vegas’s possible acquisition of Rodgers: cash flow. The organization is cash-poor, and Rodgers is due $58.3 million in 2023.

However, seeing Adams so confident that Rodgers will join him in Sin City would give anyone pause. The eight-year Rodgers-to-Adams connection in Green Bay was one of the most fruitful of this era, producing 669 receptions for 8,121 yards and 73 touchdowns. As Michael Nania detailed, there are reasons for Rodgers to prefer either Vegas or New York, but having his favorite target on the Raiders is definitely a big check in the Silver and Black column.

This is the second time in a week that Adams has taken to Twitter to express that Rodgers will join him. If the Jets really want Rodgers, they might want to get Sauce Gardner and Mekhi Becton a little more strongly on the case or try to bring in some bigger guns.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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1 month ago

For this Jets fan Rogers to Raiders is a welcome development. I don’t think the Jets are in the position to be giving up the draft capital that will be needed to get Rogers, and I think Rogers’ age and potential for a rapid performance decline is being underrated. Plus, I think Rogers in LV is a good match: a cool, casual dude playing before an audience half made up of hung-over gamblers in a climate-controlled stadium to ease his aching joints after all those brutal winters in Green Bay. Why on earth would he want to join the psychodrama of the Jets in a cold-weather city and division? Garoppolo is the play for the Jets: no draft capital or trades needed, a guy who needs the media attention of New York since his career is falling off into irrelevancy, will be joining old friends like Saleh and knows the general system, and will conveniently get hurt so the Jets can give Wilson a look as he continues his development.