By the numbers, you’d never know that Davante Adams struggled during the 2020 season with injuries. After all, he caught a career high 115 passes for 1374 and a league leading 18 touchdowns. However, Adams, who will be 29 years old before the end of the 2020 season, dealt with hamstring and ankle injuries throughout the season.
Adams sustained a grade 2 hamstring injury on September 20 against the Lions, forcing him to miss the next two games. Although he was able to play the rest of the games, Adams suffered an ankle sprain on November 15 against the Jaguars. He was able to play through it, putting together excellent numbers the rest of the way.
What can we expect from Adams in 2021? As long as Aaron Rodgers returns to lead at the helm, this is a top pass/catch duo in the league. In fact, their 58 touchdowns are more than any other duo in the league over the last five seasons. With a return by Rodgers, smart money will be on this duo to repeat this performance again next year. Early Super Bowl odds at Sports Betting Dime have the Packers listed at +1600 to win. If Rodgers starts the season as part of the Packers, for sure those odds will improve.
The question is what can Adams produce if Rodgers sits out? Although that seems to be a slim possibility, there is a chance that Adams will be receiving balls from Jordan Love or Blake Bortles this season.
The Packers are undoubtedly a pass-heavy offense, so no matter who is under center, Adams will be the primary target. Allen Lazard, Devin Funchess, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and others who may line up at receiver are nice players, but clearly Adams will be the go-to guy if healthy.
Tight end Robert Tonyan has come into his own and could take some of the attention off Adams, which may actually open things up down the field for him.
No matter how you spin it, Adams should have a great season, so long as Rodgers is out there and Adams can stay healthy. Approaching 30 with a history of injuries may make one wonder how much longer Adams will be at the top of his game. Expect another couple upper-echelon seasons for Adams. The Packers better take advantage of that in order to get back to a Super Bowl.