Despite a nightmare 2015 season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he always remained confident in receiver Davante Adams—who is enjoying a breakout season in 2016.
“I never lost faith in him at all because he gets open a lot,” Rodgers said, via Michael Cohen of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He’s obviously earned a lot of my trust this year and he’s playing very confidently. We love the way that he’s playing right now.”
Adams caught 50 passes on 93 targets for 483 yards and one touchdown over 13 games last season, when he dealt with ankle and knee injuries for most of the year. Over just 11 games in 2016, Adams has 58 catches, 776 yards and eight scores.
Only three receivers this season have more touchdown catches: Mike Evans, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson.
It’s safe to say Adams has won over Rodgers and Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
“They know the attention to detail I have and the focus that I have in improving my craft. I’m real serious about my job,” Adams said. “I knew I had to come in this year and give it my all and come out swinging.”
Over his last six games, Adams has 43 catches, 558 yards and five touchdowns. He’s first in the NFL in receptions and second in receiving yards and touchdowns since Week 7.
The nightmare from last year is over. Adams is healthy, and he’s finally clicking with his quarterback.