NFL Week 3: 3 Most Disappointing Offseason Acquisitions So Far

Nothing hypes up a fanbase for the regular season like a huge splash in free agency or via trade. Sometimes, star power gets lost in translation. These three huge offseason acquisitions have let their teams down through three weeks of the NFL regular season. 

Quarterback Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos traded a bevy of players and draft capital for Russell Wilson hoping he could prove an instant fix for an ailing offense. It certainly hasn't happened yet. The Broncos rank 31st in scoring through three weeks of the regular season due in large part to their dead-last red zone conversion rate. Wilson has looked tentative under center for his team with a borderline timid 7.5 intended air yards per pass, and he simply isn't the rushing threat he once was either, averaging a mere 2.4 yards per rushing attempt. At 2-1, the Broncos still have time to turn around their offense and become an elite team in the AFC: their defense ranks second in points allowed, and their running game has been competent, averaging 117.7 yards per game and 4.2 yards per rush. The team just needs Wilson to deliver.

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Wide Receiver Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams

Playing across from Cooper Kupp must not be all it's cracked up to be. The Los Angeles Rams nabbed Allen Robinson in free agency hoping he could provide a big-bodied compliment to last year's Offensive Player of the Year, but he clearly hasn't endeared himself to quarterback Matthew Stafford so far. Robinson is averaging 29.3 yards per game so far this season, the fewest of his career excluding his one-game 2017 season. His 7.3 yards per target aren't exactly making a case for more balls to be thrown his way, either. Maybe he's at least pulling attention away from Kupp, who leads the league with 28 receptions through three weeks.

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Wide Receiver Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders

Don't let the three touchdowns fool you; Davante Adams hasn't delivered what the Las Vegas Raiders expected when they traded multiple picks for him in March. Adams has averaged a mere 63.0 yards per game, and it isn't for lack of opportunities: the wide receiver has compiled a gargantuan 34 targets, meaning the two-time All-Pro is managing a minuscule 5.4 yards per target. After an offseason full of fireworks that also saw the team hire supposed offensive wunderkind Josh McDaniels as their new head coach, the Raiders find themselves in an 0-3 hole to begin the year. With upcoming games against the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders' season could be all but lost sooner than later.
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