Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has taken a little dig at his former teammate Davante Adams over his recent comments. The now Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver caused quite a stir when he was asked about the transition from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr.
“Any time you change quarterbacks from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer it’s going to be a little bit of an adjustment.”
As expected, this sent social media into meltdown as Adams was essentially saying that Rodgers and Carr were on the same level. Nonetheless, the Packers quarterback responded at training camp when he was asked if wide receiver Allen Lazard could replace Adams as Green Bay’s number one receiver.
“I mean, it’s always tough going from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer – from Davante to Allen. It’s gonna be a transition, but he’s capable of a lot.”
Adams did move to clarify his comments about his former and new quarterback in his press conference. He said that he wasn’t going to take back his comments.
Can Rodgers win a Super Bowl without Davante Adams?
An argument can be made that the 38-year-old hasn’t won a Lombardi Trophy with Adams. However, given the pair’s connection on the field, it’s surprising that they don’t have a ring together.
With three consecutive 13-3 records for Green Bay and back-to-back number one seeds in the NFC, the Packers have nothing to show for their regular season dominance.
Now, with Adams shipped off to Las Vegas, the Packers are clearly weakened at the receiver position. Sammy Watkins was brought in to help alleviate the loss of Adams, while Christian Watson was drafted for the same purpose.
Some consider the running backs to be the key to their success moving forward. A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones, both sensational out of the backfield, will surely be asked to do more in 2022. Whether running the football or being split out wide, the pair will see more action this upcoming season.