It wasn’t long ago that many followers of the Green Bay Packers were calling for Davante Adams to be cut. In fact, many didn’t think he would make the 53-man roster out of training camp.
How wrong they were. And how glad they must be that the Packers kept Adams, because he has finally emerged as a high-end wide receiver.
Through nine games, Adams has 50 receptions for 621 yards and six touchdowns. He also has 10 plays of 20 yards or more. But while he has been solid all season long, he has really started to break out in the last four games.
In those contests, his trust with quarterback Aaron Rodgers has shown through. In those games, Adams has 35 catches for 403 yards and three touchdowns. He has had two games with more than 10 receptions and two with more than 130 yards receiving.
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Adams has now gone six straight games with one reception of at least 20 yards. He also notched plays of more than 40 yards against both the Colts and Titans.
Adams yards per target is still just 8.6, which is nothing to write home about, but part of that has been due to all the passes out of the backfield and quick screens he’s seen.
Those passes should be reserved for Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery — not Adams. He can makes guys miss in the open field, but needs a second to get going.
Yet, his 12.4 yards per reception shows his penchant for big plays. In fact, he’s produced more than any other player on offense. Nelson is second with eight plays of 20 yards or more, two behind Adams.
There may not be many things going right for the Packers right now, but one good thing has been the emergence of Adams.
This is the player Green Bay thought the former Fresno State product was going to be and it’s one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season.