Aaron Rodgers on Packers Teammate: ‘He’s the Best Player I’ve Ever Played With’

Published 12/30/2021, 4:31 AM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during their football game Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK| Credit-Reuters


Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reserved special praise for his WR Davante Adams after finishing the month of December undefeated. Rodgers and the Packers really had major problems even before the season began, with the former looking to force out of Green Bay.

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But, despite all their issues with COVID-19 vaccination protocols, both the Rodgers and Packers continued winning ball games for the majority of this season. The reigning league MVP continued to prove his credentials for what could be his fourth MVP award.

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The Packers continued to hold onto the top spot in the NFL Power Rankings for 5 consecutive weeks. But it wasn’t just the brilliance of Aaron Rodgers that was behind this dominance.

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An unsung hero benefiting from Rodgers’s MVP campaign is the WR Davante Adams entering his 8th NFL season. The 29-year old receiver from Fresno State is on a different level among the WRs this season. Having played in 14 games, he recorded 106 receptions for 1362 yards with 10 TDs.

Road To Becoming One of The Very Best

Adams has quietly been one of the NFL’s top 3 WRs this season. He makes the art of receiving the football effortless. He has been Rodgers’s go-to receiver while on the pitch. Aaron Rodgers was quoted saying “He’s the best player I’ve played with.” The praise from someone of the caliber and greatness of Aaron Rodgers is nothing to shrug off.

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If Adams continues to build on this momentum, he will easily surpass his 2018 career-high in total receiving yards in a single season (1386). While he enters his prime years, a 100 yards game with more than 5 receptions is second nature for him.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 13: Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Davante Adams (17) is congratulated on his 3rd quarter 1-yard touchdown reception by Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones (33) during a National Football League game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2020, at US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Both the NFL and Packers fans should really respect and treat this WR’s extraordinary season as something quite special. A worrying aspect for the Packers will be the reality of Adams entering free agency at the culmination of this campaign.

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The Titletown faithful will surely want to tie him down to a lucrative contract. But the Packers will have to pay up considerably for retaining all his talents. With a tough salary cap restriction, the job for the Packers just got really hard, really quickly. Until then, both Rodgers and Adams will be gearing themselves for a deep and challenging postseason journey.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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