Packers: Two records Davante Adams can break in Week 18 vs. Lions

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

A free agent in the offseason, Davante Adams could be playing his final regular-season game for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday versus the Detroit Lions.

All signs seem to point to Adams playing at least some part in the game, despite the fact the Packers have nothing to play for with the NFC’s top seed already clinched.

If Adams does indeed play, there will be a couple of milestones in his sights.

Packers single-season receiving record

Adams already has the Packers’ single-season record for receptions. In fact, he broke his own record this season with 117. He is also tied for the single-season record in receiving touchdowns with 18, which he achieved in 2020.

Now, Adams has the opportunity to pass Jordy Nelson’s record for most receiving yards in a single season in Packers franchise history.

Nelson put up 1,519 receiving yards in 2014, which is the franchise record. Adams is currently second with 1,498 yards. Just 22 more receiving yards on Sunday will give Adams the record.

Adams can go third in Packers all-time receiving yards

While Adams can’t break the franchise record here, he can move into third place, which would be a fantastic milestone to achieve.

Adams is currently fourth all-time in franchise history for receiving yards with 8,066. If he has 69 receiving yards on Sunday, he will move ahead of Sterling Sharpe in third place. It would put Adams into the top three along with Donald Driver and James Lofton.

If Adams returns next season, he will have an opportunity to continue to climb these franchise rankings, but there is a real possibility this will be his final regular season game with the team. Adams is a free agent in the spring and there’s no guarantee he’ll return in 2022.

Adams might not play the entire game on Sunday, but there are a couple of milestones he can achieve.