2. Rodgers-Adams connection is unstoppable
While it’s possible Rodgers could be traded to a team with a great number one wide receiver, it takes time to build a connection. Rodgers has played with Davante Adams for seven seasons. In that time, Adams has gone from the Packers’ third receiver to a true number one, to arguably Rodgers’ best-ever target and one of the top receivers in football.
Everything came together for these two in 2020.
The second year in Matt LaFleur’s offense helped put them in position to succeed, but the performance of Rodgers and Adams together on the field made them almost impossible to stop. Rodgers was named NFL MVP after throwing 48 touchdown passes, an incredible 18 of which went to Adams.
They connected for 115 receptions over the season and Rodgers had a passer rating of 136.0 when targeting Adams, according to Pro Football Reference. It was simply unfair for opposing defenses.
Sure, put Rodgers in an offense with another top receiver and they’ll have a ton of success. But it takes time to build the connection on the field we see every week between Rodgers and Adams.
The Packers have strengthened the offense by drafting Amari Rodgers in the third round, and Devin Funchess will be back this season. Bringing in more receiving talent is always a good thing, and it also means defenses have more to worry about. And that plays perfectly into the hands of Rodgers and Adams, who could have an even better season together in 2021.
Let’s hope we get to see it.