Jordan Love draft won’t affect Aaron Rodgers, claims Davante Adams
After the Green Bay Packers chose Jordan Love as their 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, speculations surfaced that they are slowly investing in the future. With Aaron Rodgers already in his 16th season in Green Bay, it has been widely assumed that the team is anticipating some sort of changing of guards sometime soon.
The said situation, however, is something Rodgers is quite familiar with. After all, he was in the same spot when he entered the league as he ushered out legendary signal-caller Brett Favre.
Nonetheless, according to Packers teammate and wide receiver Davante Adams, Rodgers won’t be affected one bit by the arrival of the young prospect.
“I don’t think that it will have any type of affect on him,” Davante Adams said on a conference call with Packers reporters, per Fansided.com. “I don’t think it’s going to drive him to be a better player or have him sunk in a hole. I think Aaron’s a lot like me. I’m a lot like him. However you want to put it. Truly confident players who know what they’re capable of, and know what they’ve done, and that continue to work to be better than what they were, we don’t necessarily need [extra motivation]. Like I don’t care if they brought Julio Jones in here. That’s not going to necessarily make me work harder, because I’m already a workhorse, and I already know that I’m trying to be better than I was last year.”
The three-time Pro Bowler is confident that his partner will remain locked in as he’s been for his entire career. Signing a new and young QB shouldn’t change Rodgers’ mentality and performance, according to the star wideout.
With that said, Davante Adams expects it to be business as usual for Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has had quite a prolific career as the Packers’ main playmaker. In 16 years in Green Bay, the 36-year old has been selected to the Pro Bowl eight times, has won the league MVP award two times, and won the Super Bowl XLV victory where he was also named the MVP.