Packers QB Aaron Rodgers speaks out on still needing Davante Adams to return
The Green Bay Packers may have dropped 42 points this past weekend and they may have won three straight games since wide receiver Davante Adams went down with a toe injury, but that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t need him back.
Following the Packers’ blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers said that he still needs his No. 1 receiver back on the field.
“I can promise you we need him,” Rodgers said of Adams, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. We’re a better offense with 17 on the field.”
Green Bay’s offense has oddly seemed to hit its stride in Adams’ absence, as it has averaged 33 points per game over the last three weeks.
As a matter of fact, Rodgers had what was, by far, his best game of the season against the Raiders, completing 25 of his 31 passes for 429 yards and five touchdowns.
Wide out Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the big playmaker for the Packers in Week 7, racking up 133 yards off of just two catches, scoring a touchdown in the process.
But let’s not be silly: Green Bay needs Adams.
The 26-year-old has logged 25 catches for 378 yards in four games, and last season, he hauled in 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns, making the Pro Bowl in the process.
Adams, who played his collegiate football at Fresno State, was originally selected by the Packers in the second round (53rd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances.
Green Bay improved to 6-1 with its win over Oakland and will now head on the road to battle the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.