Adams: ‘Didn’t Need Aaron Rodgers’ to be All-Pro
Davante Adams, the wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, attributes his recent All-Pro nod to his hard work, skills, and talent, rather than his teammate and former Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
Adams was named to the 2020 All-Pro first team, along with wide receivers Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills and Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs.
In an interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Adams expressed his gratitude for the recognition, saying, “It’s definitely a blessing, and it feels good to be recognized for your hard work and your talents.”
However, Adams also made it clear that he did not need Rodgers to achieve this accomplishment, stating, “I feel like regardless of the situation, I think I would have still been able to put myself in this position.”
Adams had a productive 2020 season, with 115 receptions for 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns in 14 games played. He also had a career-high game against the Houston Texans, where he had 13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Adams’ success on the field is not new, as he has been a consistent performer for the Raiders since joining the team in 2014 as a second-round pick. In his seven seasons with the club, he has recorded 617 receptions for 7,953 yards and 72 touchdowns, and has been named to four Pro Bowls.
Despite his successes, Adams remains humble, saying, “I’m just a guy who wants to go out there and make plays for my team and help us win games, and I think that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Adams’ all-star season comes amid a tumultuous year for the Raiders, which included their relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and several COVID-19-related hurdles. Nevertheless, Adams remained focused on his game and contributed to the team’s success.
Looking ahead, Adams is excited for the upcoming season and the opportunity to continue to improve and contribute to the Raiders’ success. He noted that he is continuing to work on his craft and build his chemistry with his new quarterback, Derek Carr.
In conclusion, Davante Adams’ All-Pro nod is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and skills on the field. While he may have played alongside notable quarterbacks like Rodgers, he has proven that he is a standout player in his own right, and is deserving of the recognition. As the Raiders prepare for the 2021 season, the team can count on Adams’ continued contributions to their success.