A look back at Davante Adams’ 2018 season.
Let’s take a look back at his career-best 2018 season.
2018 season in review
A year ago it was fair to say Adams was the best receiver in the NFL never to hit 1,000 yards receiving in a season. That’s no longer the case. Adams hit that milestone with ease, finishing the year with 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns, both career-bests.
Adams caught at least one touchdown pass in 11 of the 15 games he played. He only had fewer than five receptions in a game once and posted at least 80 receiving yards in nine games, hitting 100 yards on five occasions.
Adams is Rodgers’ go-to receiver, and he had one of the best seasons in Green Bay Packers franchise history. His 111 receptions was good for second-most in a single season in Packers history, behind only Sterling Sharpe who had 112 catches in 1993. Had Adams been healthy for the season finale, he almost certainly would’ve set a new record.
Adams’ 1,386 yards is sixth-best by a Packers receiver in a single season. Again, if he’d played in Week 17 he would’ve finished higher on the list.
It was a dominant season for Adams, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year.
Looking ahead to 2019 season
It doesn’t matter whether Matt LaFleur or Mike McCarthy is running the Green Bay Packers offense, Adams will again be Rodgers’ top target.
But with LaFleur bringing a new scheme to Green Bay, it’s possible Adams has an even better season in 2019.
Adams is almost impossible to cover with his release off the line of scrimmage, but equally impressive is his ability after the catch. Adams had 498 yards after the catch in 2018, fourth-most among wide receivers.
If LaFleur can get the offense playing with more consistency next season, there’s no reason why Adams can’t push closer to 1,500 yards receiving. At this stage it almost feels a guarantee he’ll have 10 or more touchdowns, having done so three years in a row.
The 2019 season should be another great one for Adams.