Green Bay Packers 2018 roster review: Davante Adams

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A review of Davante Adams’ 2017 season and a preview of what’s to come for the new number one receiver for the Green Bay Packers.

When Aaron Rodgers went down for most of 2017, the season looked like a lost cause. It was up to UCLA alum and the three-year project, Brett Hundley, to lead the Green Bay Packers to a ninth-straight playoff appearance.

While the season did not end the way anyone hoped or predicted, one player was able to shine during the overall mediocre season the Packers had.

Fresno State alum Davante Adams was able to find an unlikely connection with Hundley to keep the season alive for as long as possible.

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Season in review

Adams has shown flashes of greatness since his rookie season in 2014. A down year in 2015 led to his best numbers in 2016. He then had a continuation of those numbers in 2017.

Adams led the Packers with 885 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, including a pair of game-winners versus Dallas and Cleveland, respectively.

On top of that, Adams was able to make the trip to Orlando for his first Pro Bowl after replacing Julio Jones.

When Hundley took over mid-season, Adams was there every step of the way. Hundley’s first touchdown pass of his career was to Adams in Minnesota.

It was a late Hundley to Adams touchdown pass that got the Packers a win in Chicago, the first ever win for Hundley.

Also, the best performance for him, in Pittsburgh, was made even better with a 55-yard touchdown strike to Adams early in the second half of that game.

To cap off the recent success for Adams, he received a hefty contract extension in late December.

Looking ahead to 2018

No doubt there is added pressure to perform at a high level when you sign a $58 million contract. However, added pressure can bring out the best in athletes. Hopefully, that is the case with Adams.

Adams has shown he can work well with Rodgers too. Statistically, the best season for Adams was the 2016 season. Rodgers played all 16 games in the 2016 season, so it’s not just with Hundley where we see Adams break out.

He recently turned 25 years old. Which means we, as Packer fans, will have the privilege to witness the prime of Davante Adams.

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With longtime favorite to Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, facing the final years of his career, and Randall Cobb not producing the best numbers as of late, Adams has quickly become the number one option in Green Bay.