The Las Vegas Raiders are actively shopping one of their top offensive weapons before the trade deadline, per a report Friday morning. The Raiders offense has struggled this season in head coach Josh McDaniels second season with the team.
Star wide receiver Davante Adams complained early in the season when the Raiders were not winning games. He recently made a strong statement about how he’s not happy with how he has been used during the Raiders’ two-game win streak.
The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to trade a WR
There have been rumors of Adams possibly being traded before the deadline. However, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the Raiders have been actively looking to trade a Pro Bowl-caliber wide receiver, Hunter Renfrow, since before the season began:
“Hunter Renfrow has been available via trade for the better part of the last year. He’s clearly not part of the game plan. The Raiders have targeted him nine times on 191 pass attempts, a shocking trend for a 27-year-old with a 100-catch, 1,000-yard season just two years ago.
One team exec believes the hang-up is the prorated amount of Renfrow’s $10.82 million in 2023 money — and the Raiders’ unwillingness to pay it.”
Renfrow’s use in McDaniels’ offense has been pretty much non-existent. The 2021 Pro Bowl athlete has only six catches for 59 yards and no touchdowns this season. His numbers declined about a third in 2022, when McDaniels took over, from what they were in 2021.
The Raiders are now giving Renfrow the Derek Carr treatment.
Maybe it’s not the players as much as the head coach?
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