Davante Adams focusing on earning his way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams has been a first-team All-Pro two years in a row, and that has him thinking about the legacy he’s going to leave in the game of football.

Specifically, Adams told The Pivot, he’s thinking about joining the exclusive fraternity of wide receivers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Adams said he put the number 29 on his alarm clock to remind himself first thing every morning that he’s trying to join the 29 current receivers in the Hall of Fame.

“I want to be in the Hall,” Adams said. “There’s only 29 at my position in that, and I’ve got that on my alarm clock when I wake up.”

Adams said he doesn’t know precisely what kind of resume he’ll need to convince the Hall of Fame voters to put him in Canton, but he believes that between what he accomplished with the Packers, and what he will accomplish with the Raiders, he’ll do enough to warrant consideration.

“It’s always been a goal,” he said. “If I am where I am now, and I know I can continue to build that, I’ve got a chance.”

At age 29, Adams hasn’t done enough yet to earn enshrinement in Canton. But if he plays in Las Vegas like he played in Green Bay, he’ll get there.

42 responses to “Davante Adams focusing on earning his way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  1. Would be the definition of that we’re putting anybody in. He played with one of the best QBs of this generation and he has only three thousand yard seasons in a pass first era.

  2. The bar will be pretty high with all the “modern” receivers with the level of throwing in the game now. He’s one of the best, no doubt. Will be interesting to see how he performs without Rodgers (and vice versa)

  3. lol!!

    No chance. Nics receivsr, but no memories.

    These Millennalls are so disrespectful.

  4. It’s never too early to start lobbying for the HOF.Joe Thomas did it the day he was drafted.#leteveryonein

  5. He went from a HOF QB to a hand me down 3rd stringer at best QB in Derek Carr.

    Everyone will remember Rodgers, no one will remember Carr.

    The Raiders (and Devante Adams) made a huge mistake here…..just wait.

  6. When the Raiders are 1-5 in week 6, Devante Adams will realize the colossal mistake he made by being greedy going to a last place team that will only hinder his HOF chances.

    Should have stayed in GB if you want HOF status, not party town g00fball Raiders failure organization.

  7. Sure hop Devante Adams can play OL and RB, the Raiders roster is running very skim in those departments!

  8. How does he expect to help his HOF career leaving Rodgers and going to QB3 Derek Carr, LOL!!!

  9. If Devante Adams aspires to be HOF worthy, the Raiders and their below average QB – Derek Carr will NOT help his cause. Should have stayed with a HOF QB!

  10. He’s not there and I’m not sure he’s even a HOF type talent. He’s really good, just not a transcendent talent.

  11. Proof he had to leave Wisconsin, no room for he and Aaron in the same state. Man that’s huge head. Receivers cannot do it on their own, the most dependent position in the league yet they’re paid like they can. Running backs should get a bump on their rookie deals, since they average 2 contracts before they’re washed up. The bump should come from Wrs since they need 3 years to develope.

  12. HOF for Devante Adams? Not on the Raiders, you’re not on the right team for that goal buddy!

  13. The more he speaks the more his ego is less attractive. I think he will find a difference between David Carr and Aaron Rodgers in terms of his final outcome.

  14. I predict his numbers to go way down because he was more the safety net for Rodgers. When Rodgers saw the pass rush was coming and people were moving up, he would signal to Adams that he was getting the ball and he would step back and throw quickly to avoid be planted in the turf.
    Not only wont that save him this year but Adams has a new QB who spreads it around. He too will be frustrated end of season.

  15. Devante Adams can only become a HOF’er with an actual HOF’er QB.

    Derek Carr is a 3rd string QB at best!

  16. I think he’ll be inducted into the Packer HOF, which arguably is a bigger deal anyway.

  17. The law of unintended consequences may prove to be at play here. Adams walks away from a first ballot HOF QB with whom he had established himself as the clear #1, to move to Oakland and be reunited with an uneven former teammate. That very personal decision may in the end result in his missing the chance to go to Canton as anything other than a visitor. We’ll see.

  18. He’ll need 500 more receptions, and 6000 yards.

    He turns 30 this year. If he can have 3 more years like he just had, maybe?

    This Packer fan will be rooting for him.

  19. realfootballfan says:
    Would be the definition of that we’re putting anybody in. He played with one of the best QBs of this generation and he has only three thousand yard seasons in a pass first era.
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    He’s also had two 997 yard seasons, so… put a little perspective there. It will be interesting to see how he does in Oakland as I think his production is very clearly not just a result of having a HoF QB. But it doesn’t hurt. It’s possible that he’ll be targeted more on a less skilled squad, especially one that’s much more likely to have a lot of garbage time to rack up stats. I’m not comparing Adams to Calvin Johnson, but Johnson had some absolutely massive seasons and in a majority of that time the team was garbage (though they did have a couple OK seasons). What I’m saying is no one looks back on the HoF resume and separates out what yards were meaningful and what TDs lead to making the game competitive.

    Adams likely had a much better chance of a HoF career had he stayed in GB, but obviously he wanted to go to Oakland. And good for him for having a relatively rare opportunity to get to do what he wanted in a career that makes that difficult to do.

  20. I am still laughing at this guy thinking at age 29, he’s on a HOF trajectory when Edelman may not even get in.

    Highly entertaining watching delusional people be delusional. A lot that going on in the world today.

  21. He’s not there and I’m not sure he’s even a HOF type talent. He’s really good, just not a transcendent talent.
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    Cris Carter wasn’t a transcendent talent. Neither were Marvin Harrison, Andre Reed, or Art Monk. Or Reggie Wayne and Hines Ward if they were to get in.

    Production can get him in, just like those guys.

  22. No doubt that Adams is a great WR,but shouldn’t winning a championship be first on his list?

  23. I am still laughing at this guy thinking at age 29, he’s on a HOF trajectory when Edelman may not even get in.
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    Edleman “may” not get in?

    I may never date Jennifer Lopez… but I guess there’s a chance……………….

  24. I predict his numbers to go way down because he was more the safety net for Rodgers. When Rodgers saw the pass rush was coming and people were moving up, he would signal to Adams that he was getting the ball and he would step back and throw quickly to avoid be planted in the turf.
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    In McCarthys cro-magnon offense.

    LaFluer did a brilliant job scheming Adams open. Teams weren’t able to double Adams beacuse they never knew where he was going to be. More times than I can count, he was wide open. And I only type this beacuse it was so impressive to watch.

    It will be interesting to see if McDaniels can do the same.

  25. He’s also had two 997 yard seasons, so… put a little perspective there.
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    Thanks to two of the dirtiest cheapshots I’ve ever seen.

    Looking at you Thomas Davis, and Danny Trevathan.

  26. Should have stayed in GB then. Without Rodgers he is average. Rodgers has made many a WR think they are great until they leave.

  27. Not with Carr throwing him the football. Only an all time great WR can overcome mediocre QB play.

  28. Mas tequila! says:
    August 24, 2022 at 10:33 am
    I am still laughing at this guy thinking at age 29, he’s on a HOF trajectory when Edelman may not even get in.
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    Edleman “may” not get in?

    I may never date Jennifer Lopez… but I guess there’s a chance……………….

    35Rate This

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    2nd all time in postseason production

    If Lynn Swann is in, Edelman is essentially a lock. Mas tequila! says:
    August 24, 2022 at 10:33 am
    I am still laughing at this guy thinking at age 29, he’s on a HOF trajectory when Edelman may not even get in.
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    Edleman “may” not get in?

    I may never date Jennifer Lopez… but I guess there’s a chance……………….

    35Rate This

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    2nd all time in post season production, highest net average on punts in history before being retired from punt return duties (except for postseason), 3 time SB winner (shouldve 4 but Brady choked again), and a SB MVP as well.

    If Lynn Swann is in, Edelman is in. Get it?

    You don’t get to move the goalposts because you’re jealous of the Pats successes.

  29. Sterling Sharpe isn’t even in, and he has better numbers in an abbreviated career.

  30. pbdisciple says:
    Will be interesting to see how he performs without Rodgers (and vice versa)
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    Aaron Rodgers will obviously struggle without Devante Adams, mainly because the Packers are trotting out an old guy, a journeyman, and a bunch of rookies at wide receiver.
    That said, Rodgers was on a Hall of Fame trajectory long before anyone outside the state of California every heard of Adams. While still very good, it remains to be seen what kind of numbers Adams will put up with Derek Carr under center, behind a shabby offensive line.

  31. If Lynn Swann is in, Edelman is in. Get it?
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    I guess that makes Steve Grogan a HOFr

    Beacuse he has more passing yards than Bobby Lane, Bob Griese and Bart Starr

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