Davante Adams earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after registering a career night last Thursday against the Bears.
His 13 catches, 132 yards, and 2 touchdowns were all career highs.
But topping that might be hard on a stat sheet. His performance may be rewarded with more than that award, he’s ready for extra attention.
“if I am getting played a certain way I am doing my job by taking way 2 defenders,” Adams said. “That opens up an opportunity for Randall or Jordy or whoever else is out there. I’m trying to get open every time and trying to capitalize on catching the ball in scoring whenever I can.”
Aaron Rodgers always saw this coming with Adams, from the moment the receiver was drafted he showed potential. Now he is turning it into production.
“He was like a Greg Jennings or Randall Cobb when they first got to the team, where you could see right away that they had a maturity and confidence on the field,” said Rodgers. “The ability to run any route possible out there and the swagger to know that the ball should come (his) way. I said after the game, when a guy is telling you ‘I like this route or this route,’ that’s where you want to be.”
“On that night it felt like I had a pretty good match up and I just told him the different ways that guys were playing me and I let him make the call from there,” Adams said.
“He has put in a lot of time and that’s one of the things, you can gain confidence with Aaron, even throughout the game,” said receiver Jordy Nelson.
Adams and Nelson both have 5 touchdowns grabs this year, just 1 shy of the league lead. This despite the fact that Rodgers ranks a mortal 20th in passer rating and a meager 29th in yards per attempt.
Explosive plays could be available on Sunday though, against a Falcons secondary that is31st in the NFL against the pass.