One Green Bay Packers wide receiver is looking for a huge contract season as he heads into free agency prior to the 2018 NFL season.
The Packers had a great run last season, especially in the passing game led by Aaron Rodgers. With the return of Jordy Nelson and the breakout season of third-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Adams had the case of the “dropsies” throughout his first two seasons in the league, but began to really gain the trust of Rodgers during his third season.
Adams put himself on the map in 2016 with the season he had. He finished the season as the Packers #2 receiver behind Nelson, but in Green Bay, it might be more of a 1A and 1B combo that Rodgers is throwing to. During his first three seasons, Adams has gotten better in each year, but this past season was something special. He finished with 75 receptions for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns.
If he is to top this past season in 2017, he will have to do so with some additional weapons on the offensive side of the ball. Green Bay signed tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks to free agent contracts this off-season. That was a great move for the team as a whole, but should eat into the stats of Adams and his wide receiver mates during his contract season.
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) April 1, 2017
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Adams has officially entered the same category as his draft mates from the 2014 NFL draft. That season might go down as one of the better wide receiver drafts in NFL history. The Packers took Adams in the second round with the 53rd overall selection. He was taken behind first-round selections Sammy Watkins (Buffalo Bills), Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Brandin Cooks (New England Patriots), and Kelvin Benjamin (Carolina Panthers). That is a pretty good group of players to be involved with, but the difference might be that Adams becomes available unlike the other elite class of that draft.
What kind of stats are you expecting in 2017 out of Adams during his contract year?