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Are the Raiders Super Bowl contenders?

It's no news that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, is a huge admirer of Davante Adams as they have been best of friends from their collegiate days at Fresno State. Both players have been trying to team up for almost five years now and Davante Adams made that happen in this off-season as he finally left Aaron Rodgers at Green bay. What to point out is Derek Carr has been specific with his request at Raiders, he wanted to play with his buddy who's one of the best wide receivers in the league so far and the Raiders had to give up their first and second-round picks to do so, but they are now a much better team today than they were at this time yesterday.




We have seen QB and WR partnership work out exceedingly well in the league. A typical example is the most recent partnership of Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase. The duo put the league on notice as Chase claimed the offensive rookie of the year award and in his rookie season, he and Burrow took the Bengals to the Super Bowl. We have seen a similar case with Mahomes and Tyreek Hills. Derek Carr and Davante Adams' link-up might produce a similar result. Having played together for two seasons collegiately at Fresno State. Adams totalled 3,031 yards in two seasons lining up out wide for the Bulldogs, while Carr threw for 12,843 yards. Adams caught 24 of Carr’s school-record 50 touchdown passes in 2013. According to Tipico Sportsbook, the Raiders are now +4000 to win the Super Bowl. That is up from +6000 just a few days ago. So while the Raiders certainly aren’t the favourites, oddsmakers believe that the Adams trade significantly improved their chances of winning the Super Bowl. I believe the Raiders might have just found the missing piece to the puzzle in Davante Adams and this really improves their chances of making it to the Super Bowl.