Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb said recently that it will be difficult for him to top the numbers that he had while helping the team to another NFC North title last year.
Cobb’s rationale was that the Packers have a deep offense and that the rise of other players will cut into his opportunities. If you’re looking to bet on which of those players will impact Cobb, second-year wide receiver Davante Adams looks like a good way to go.
Adams’s ability has been a popular topic for people around the team this year and quarterback Aaron Rodgers added his voice to the crowd this week. Rodgers said that he hoped to see Adams do a better job in practice early last year and that he’s seen the growth he wanted to see from a player he believes is destined for big things.
“I never called out Davante by name last year. I was hoping that he would pick it up with his practice habits. But Davante is a very polished player, and he has an excellent demeanor for a guy who’s going to be a star,” Rodgers said, via ESPN Wisconsin. “I mean, he carries himself like a star – which is a very high compliment. There’s only been a few guys around here who’ve had that charisma: Charles [Woodson], Julius [Peppers], Greg [Jennings] always had it as a young player. But there’s very few guys that really ‘get it.” And he has supreme confidence, and it’s contagious. And I’m really proud of his approach and his attitude. It makes you want to get him the ball more. It makes you watch the film and have regrets about not giving him more opportunities. And that’s again, another compliment for him.”
There’s probably a cap on how much Adams can do individually if Cobb and Jordy Nelson are healthy next season, but a step up has the potential to make Rodgers’s high expectations for the offense a reality.