When people talk about the best wide receivers in the game, they often forget to mention the name of Green Bay Packers’ Pro Bowler Davante Adams. However, according to Adams, his name shouldn’t just be in the conversation, but should also be above everyone else’s.
Adams expressed his thoughts on Thursday night after torching San Francisco 49ers with 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown in a 34-17 blowout win.
“I think that’s fair to say,” said Adams when asked whether he is the best wideout in NFL. “I think that’s not being conceited. That’s just being confident. I think, obviously, what I’ve done and what I’m going to continue to do is going to prove that to anybody who isn’t on board with that.”
The monster game against the 49ers wasn’t the only one that backed up Adams’ claim about his stature in the game. For the 27-year-old player, this was the third game with at least 10 receptions, 150 yards, and one touchdown.
This makes Adams the only player in NFL history to have three such games in the first eight weeks of the season. Also, only Detroit Lions’ Calving Johnson managed to do this in a single season.
What’s especially impressive about Davante Adams’ feat is that he managed to do this while being on the field for just six games. He missed two weeks due to a hamstring injury but still has 53 receptions for 675 yards and eight TD.
This kind of production is setting Adams on pace to have a career year. His previous best outing was 2018 when he had 111 catches for 1,386 yards and 13 scores.