Packers’ Davante Adams doesn’t get the ‘attention he deserves,’ says Raiders QB Derek Carr
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams has put together three great seasons in a row, but he still doesn’t get mentioned among the league’s elite receivers too often. Adams is used to being overlooked; he played his college ball out of the spotlight at Fresno State with Derek Carr of the Raiders.
In a recent feature on Davante Adams from Mike Silver of NFL.com, Carr — his old college teammate — spoke up on his behalf.
“I don’t think a lot of people have ever paid him the attention he deserves,” Carr said. “He wasn’t highly recruited out of high school. After college, there was no reason he shouldn’t have been known as the top receiver in all of the land, but he lasted until the second round. Even now, he’s not on a lot of people’s top-five lists. Maybe this will be the year he finally gets his due.”
Both Carr and Adams came out of Fresno State in 2014, and they had a monster final year together. In the 2013 college season, Adams put up 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns, so it makes sense why Carr thinks so highly of him.
In each of the past three seasons, Adams has caught at least ten touchdowns. For a large chunk of those years he wasn’t even the focal point of Green Bay’s passing game, which makes it all the more impressive.
Now that he’s the clear number one receiver on the team, he has really gotten to shine. In 2018, he had 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Packers have a new offensive system with first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, and Adams is poised for another huge season. Maybe this time, more people will start to take notice.