In the time it’s taken you to read this sentence, Davante Adams just caught another touchdown.
He catches TDs in his sleep and, without checking the stats, has roughly four million TD receptions over the past five seasons.
The Green Bay Packers‘ star wide receiver will be aiming to build on last season’s 18 touchdown catches, which led the league. But how many times will the All-Pro wide receiver find the end zone this season?
Prediction: Davante Adams catches 12 TDs in 2021
It might seem unlikely Adams can hit the heights of 18 touchdowns again, but we can’t rule it out. It was unbelievable just how often Adams was wide open last season, no matter who was covering him. He was so wide open that even Mitch Trubisky could win MVP throwing the ball his way.
And his incredible TD tally from last season wasn’t all that surprising to Packers fans. It’s actually more surprising when Adams doesn’t have double-digit receiving touchdowns, having doing so in four of his past five seasons.
Since the start of 2016, Adams has 58 receiving touchdowns. No other wide receiver can come close to that. According to StatMuse, Tyreek Hill is second in receiving touchdowns since 2016 with 47.
With that in mind, I expect Adams to hit double-digit TDs again in 2020. He is by far the most targeted receiver on the team and for good reason. If he’s wide open so often, why not keep getting him the football?
I don’t, however, expect him to hit 18 touchdowns again. Last season, Aaron Rodgers had a career-high 48 touchdown passes. Even with another great year, we should expect that number to lower somewhat. Part of that will be situational, for example a rushing TD being scored instead.
Adams’ numbers will come down too, but he’ll still be near the top of the league for receiving touchdowns with 18, good for another All-Pro and Pro Bowl.