Davante Adams is a monster. Despite missing two games this season, he’s tied for the most receiving touchdowns, 14. He has caught a score in each of his last eight games. His streak ties Don Hutson’s Packers record and is just one game behind A.J. Green for second-most all time.
Even the most clueless sports fans know what’s coming this Saturday against the Panthers. Adams, however, doesn’t much care about tying or breaking any records.
“At the end of the day, I want to be great and I want this team to be great,” Adams said Wednesday, “The awards or minor achievements along the way, the weekly things, hearing stuff like that makes me feel good obviously but that ain’t what drives me. What drives me is getting the Super Bowl and ultimately trying to be the best receiver to play this game.”
Fantasy football users hate his answer. It’s playoff time, and Adams’ TD streak could decide league championships. But Packers fans know Adams can catch touchdowns in his sleep. That’s the easy part. The Super Bowl is the challenge, and Adams is focused on it.
While I’ll always take the field over a single team to win the Super Bowl, Green Bay is my pick right now.
Adams is the game’s best receiver. More importantly, his QB, Aaron Rodgers, is the game’s best player. Yes, right now, Rodgers is better than Patrick Mahomes. Green Bay should hold onto the NFC’s 1st seed, which comes with a bye and home-field throughout. Aaron Jones is a top-level RB. The defense, combined with this offense, is good enough.
Super Bowls are often won in December when teams get hot, and as we speak, the Packers and Bills are the two hottest teams in the NFL.
Davante Adams can break records, win fantasy leagues, and maybe even get to Super Bowls. What a guy.