The new duo of Carr-Adams rank 5th or 7th in the 32 team ranking in current polls. This ranking could be considered high by some but low by others. They haven't play a pro game together, but they played together for 2 years of college and Adams is one of the best WR in the NFL. This season will be an interesting test for Derek Carr. Last season he seemed to demonstrate an ability to go down field we hadn't seen in the past. With the addition of Adams, he now has that target. This duo has yet to play a professional game together, as Adams was sent to the Las Vegas Raiders in an offseason trade. However, these two players are among the top players at their respective positions. The connection also has previous experience together, having played together for two seasons collegiately at Fresno State. Adams totaled 3,031 yards in two seasons lining up out wide for the Bulldogs, while Carr threw for 12,843 yards. In fact, Adams caught 24 of Carr’s school-record 50 touchdown passes in 2013. This tandem will certainly be interesting to follow. The NFL won’t be the Mountain West Conference, where they did a majority of their damage in college. But their previous experience together should make them dangerous in a competitive AFC West division.
Adams affords the Raiders something they haven't had during Carr's tenure with them. Adams gives the Raiders a player who can line up all across the field and create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. He can beat down field with ease, but also has the ability to catch a screen pass for big yardage. This should mean the best statistical season for Derek Carr. With a Patriots-style offense now in Las Vegas, what kind of production could be expected from Derek Carr in 2022? Carr has always been a solid quarterback, and it now seems like he has genuine stability with the coaching administration.
When you add all this up, it spells a big 2022 season for the Las Vegas Raiders.