Davante Adams: Jordan Love will not have affect on Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers expected the Packers to take a receiver in the first round. So, too, did Davante Adams.

Instead, the Packers traded up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

“We were all expecting to have a receiver drafted, but that wasn’t the case,” Adams said on a videoconference Tuesday, via Stacey Dales of NFL Media.

The Packers didn’t select a receiver at all in the 2020 draft, a decision now complicated by free-agent signee Devin Funchess‘ opt out.

While coach Matt LaFleur said this week he expects Rodgers to play in Green Bay “for a long time,” the future is Love.

“I don’t think that it will have any type of affect on him,” Adams said. “I don’t think it’s going to drive him to be a better player or have him sunk in a hole. I think Aaron’s a lot like me. I’m a lot like him. However you want to put it. Truly confident players who know what they’re capable of, and know what they’ve done, and that continue to work to be better than what they were, we don’t necessarily need [extra motivation]. Like I don’t care if they brought Julio Jones in here. That’s not going to necessarily make me work harder, because I’m already a workhorse, and I already know that I’m trying to be better than I was last year.”

15 responses to “Davante Adams: Jordan Love will not have affect on Aaron Rodgers

  1. “Like I don’t care if they brought Julio Jones in here. That’s not going to necessarily make me work harder, because I’m already a workhorse, and I already know that I’m trying to be better than I was last year”

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    Too bad your RB doesn’t think like you. Jones said he will have to pick up his game after his replacement was drafted

  2. Rogers is so affected by Love that teammates have to try to convince him that he isn’t.

  3. Davante talked about how many WR’s make that jump in year 3. Allen Lazard, MVS, EQ, all going into year 3. Davante said he likes his WR room. “Jake Kumerow and some of the new guys”. Reggie Begelton is a player that has a chance to prove himself in a short camp.

    Davante is as tight with Aaron as anyone on the team and I liked how he said: “I think Aaron’s a lot like me. I’m a lot like him. However you want to put it.”

    Davante was also asked about COVID and how that changes his life. Does he mind being a “hermit” this season? Davante said he “doesn’t mind being a hermit at all. I’ve got my wife and my daughter and football.”

    See you September 13th at noon. It’s going to be a absolute blast!👏😁

    #LockedIn

    #Focused

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  4. Jones said he will have to pick up his game after his replacement was drafted

    +++++

    He was being humble. Another 1550+ yards from scrimmage and 19 td’s would be just fine.

  5. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 5, 2020 at 6:25 am
    Davante talked about how many WR’s make that jump in year 3. Allen Lazard, MVS, EQ, all going into year 3. Davante said he likes his WR room. “Jake Kumerow and some of the new guys”. Reggie Begelton is a player that has a chance to prove himself in a short camp.

    Davante is as tight with Aaron as anyone on the team and I liked how he said: “I think Aaron’s a lot like me. I’m a lot like him. However you want to put it.”

    Davante was also asked about COVID and how that changes his life. Does he mind being a “hermit” this season? Davante said he “doesn’t mind being a hermit at all. I’ve got my wife and my daughter and football.”

    See you September 13th at noon. It’s going to be a absolute blast!👏😁

    #LockedIn

    #Focused

    #GoPackGo!🏈

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    Just because the Packers are going into year 3 with some of their WRs does not guarantee success this year or they are going to make the “jump”. Adams has to stay healthy to put up better numbers than just 5 TDs.

    Someone has got to step up to be that guy on 3rd down when you need 8 yards but they can get ya 10. Nelson used to be that guy, until management thought a good idea to let him go.

    Adams says all the right things, we’ll see if its all duckys and bunnies once the season starts. Just because he plays for the Packers doesn’t mean he’s an all time great. Love will be tossing him the ball in 2021, he had better build chemistry with him, he is the future and became the future back in April.

  6. “and the team’s drafting of Love likely only stokes that fire and adds to that chip.”
    -Bakhatari

    Seems a lot of teammates disagree with Adams

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    “and the team’s drafting of Love likely only stokes that fire and adds to that chip.”
    -Bakhatari

    Seems a lot of teammates disagree with Adams

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Bakhtiari did not say this. It was an off-the cuff comment made by a PFT writer……not Bakhtiari.

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