Davante Adams has molded into one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL if not the best. The connection between he and Aaron Rodgers has helped carry the Green Bay Packers for quite some time now.
The superstar wideout for the Packers often talked about his foot work at the line of scrimmage, his break in and out of routes and an array of other things that he constantly works on. In his weekly press conference this time around, Adams revealed flashbacks that go through his mind while the ball is literally traveling in his direction during games.
“It’s weird I don’t want to freak anyone out too much but I definitely have those moments where like I’ll be running a deep route or whatever and I’m going and I’m running by somebody and I’ll see the ball and based off the angle the ball is coming at I’ll look up and see it’s one coming over my shoulder…so immediately I’ll have a moment where I’ll flashback to the San Francisco game with Richard Sherman. My mind is telling my brain ‘you’ve seen this before, so just catch it.'”
While all this happens quickly, for the No. 1 wideout for the Packers it can probably seem like it’s in slow-motion sometimes as he navigates to get open.
“And obviously it’s like a second that goes by but your brain develops a whole story. That’s basically what happens. It’s like an active déjà vu.”
Whatever it is, the Packers don’t mind as Adams leads the league in receptions and yards through the first five weeks of the season.