Packers: Davante Adams can make top 10 in franchise receiving yards

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Davante Adams can cement his status as one of the Green Bay Packers’ all-time great wide receivers in 2020.

Davante Adams is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL currently. But in 2020, he has the chance to continue his climb up the rankings in many of the Green Bay Packers‘ all-time career receiving records.

Adams currently has 5,194 receiving yards in his career, which is good for 14th in franchise history.

By the end of the 2020 season, he has a chance to move up as high as eighth or ninth.

Adams has great chance to make top 10 in Packers all-time receiving yards

Billy Howton is currently 10th in Packers all-time receiving yards with 5,581. Adams needs just 388 more yards to overtake Howton and move into the top 10.

There is then a big jump up to Max McGee, who put up 6,346 receiving yards in his career with the Packers. Adams would need 1,153 receiving yards to move into ninth place by the end of the 2020 season. And that’s an achievable goal for Adams. In his last full 16-game season, he finished with 1,386 yards. He was on pace for similar numbers last season had he not missed a month due to a toe injury.

Currently in eighth place is Greg Jennings, who finished his Packers career with 6,537 yards. Adams would need 1,344 yards to go ahead of Jennings. Repeating his 2018 numbers would get that done this season.

Moving into seventh place is possible but will be challenging. Adams is currently 1,457 yards behind Antonio Freeman. He’s 1,724 yards behind Boyd Dowler. Adams will likely move ahead of both players for receiving yards in the next couple of seasons, but it will be difficult to do so in 2020.

Adams already in top 10 for receiving touchdowns

Adams has been a touchdown machine in recent seasons, finding the end zone 40 times since the start of 2016. He’s already 10th in Packers franchise history for receiving touchdowns but could move much higher in 2020.

If he has another double-digit touchdown season, which he’s achieved three times in the past four years, he could move as high as sixth. He needs 10 touchdown catches to overtake Jennings in sixth place, and 13 would tie Freeman’s record in fifth.