Davonte Adams alongside Aaron Rodgers in 2022 with the Green Bay Packers. Jan 22, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and wide receiver Davante Adams (17) in action against the San Francisco 49ers during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Through the first eight seasons of Davante Adam’s NFL career, he played alongside future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers. But Adams spent his first season away from Rodgers last year, joining the Las Vegas Raiders. And he thinks that season proved that he does not need Rodgers to be successful.

This week, Davante Adams addressed the belief that he couldn’t thrive without Aaron Rodgers, claiming that his success last season proved he didn’t need Rodgers to dominate the NFL.

“Now people can’t say that,” Adams told The Ringer. “That’ll never be the narrative ever again. . . . It proved that I am me. . . . A quarterback doesn’t make me. . . . I make me. And I can do it consistently at this level. . . . That’s why [last] season meant a lot. Even if I went and played like dog shit next year, they can’t say it. Because now I’ve already proved it throughout the course of a season, played every game, and put together a résumé that says I do not need. . . . You can erase all the numbers. You can just write in: He didn’t need Aaron Rodgers.”

Those are some bold comments, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

Adams did finish the season atop the league in receiving touchdowns, had a career-high in yards per catch, and was named a first-team All-Pro. So he might have a point.

[The Ringer]