Just when you thought Davante Adams couldn’t get any better, he exceeds expectations. Even though the Green Bay Packers lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, wide receiver Davante Adams etched his name atop the Packers’ record book once again.
Records Adams Holds
Not only does Adams hold the team record for receptions in a single season (One he first set in 2020 with 115 catches), he passed up former teammate Jordy Nelson in receiving yards in a single season. Adams needed just 22 yards to pass Nelson’s record and after a 13-yard catch late in the first quarter, Adams broke the single-season franchise record, sitting at 1,528; This beats Nelson’s previous 1,519. Before halftime however, Adams would add two more receptions to equal out an additional 25 yards. Adams ended the regular season with 1,553 yards.
As mentioned previously, Adams broke his own record for receptions in a single-season (117). In addition to that, he also holds the top spot for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in Packers franchise history.
We can’t forget to mention that Davante Adams passed the 8,000-yard mark in career yards receiving. He joins Marvin Harrison and Larry Fitzgerald as the only players to have at least 650 catches, 8,000 receiving yards, and 70 touchdowns in their first eight seasons. Adams sets himself apart from the rest as he’s the first player in NFL history to have eight career games of 10-plus catches, 100-plus yards, and two-plus touchdowns.
“Just to be mentioned with those type of guys, those are pretty amazing players,” Adams said. “I’ve been saying it since 2017 that I feel like I’m the best receiver in the league. It all starts with the person who’s in control and I kind of drive that bus. And that’s definitely a thought that’s on my mind.”
On Christmas Day of this year, the QB/WR duo of Adams and Aaron Rodgers broke another record. Previously, Rodgers and Jordy Nelson had connected 65 times for touchdowns. However, Adams and Rodgers surpassed that record with a total of 68. Rodgers has stated before that Adams was the best player he’s played with, and he’s had his fair share of great wide receivers over the years.
Hopefully this wasn’t Davante Adams’ final regular season game with the Packers as he will hit the free agency market after the postseason. Nonetheless, if it was, Adams definitely made a statement in Green Bay and made his time here memorable.