Davante Adams stated throughout a current interview with Mirin Fader of The Ringer that his 2022 All-Professional marketing campaign with the Las Vegas Raiders proved he did not want Aaron Rodgers to achieve success.
“It proved that I’m me,” Adams stated of final season. “A quarterback would not make me. I make me. And I can do it persistently at this degree.”
Following eight seasons with Rodgers and the Inexperienced Bay Packers to start his profession, Adams was traded to Las Vegas final offseason. The 30-year-old teamed up along with his former Fresno St. teammate — Derek Carr — to report 100 catches for 1,516 receiving yards and a league-leading 14 landing receptions throughout his first 12 months with the Raiders.
Adams made first staff All-Professional for the third straight season and earned his sixth consecutive Professional Bowl honor as properly.
Carr signed with the New Orleans Saints in March and Jimmy Garoppolo inked a take care of Las Vegas simply over one week later to provide Adams his third totally different beginning signal-caller in as many seasons.
“Even when I went and performed like canine s*** subsequent 12 months, they cannot say it. As a result of now I’ve already proved it all through the course of a season, performed each recreation, and put collectively a résumé that claims I don’t want…,” Adams stated, per Fader. “You may erase all of the numbers. You may simply write in: He did not want Aaron Rodgers.“
The star wideout added that he felt he was overshadowed by Rodgers throughout his tenure with the Packers, however “that’ll by no means be the narrative ever once more.”
Adams and the Raiders will tackle each the Packers and New York Jets (Rodgers’ new staff) through the 2023 common season. Las Vegas will host Inexperienced Bay on Oct. 9 in Week 5 on “Monday Night time Soccer” and host New York on Nov. 12 in Week 10 on “Sunday Night time Soccer.”