New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has played with many talented pass catchers over his 18-year NFL career. But perhaps, none more talented than Davante Adams.
While Adams will not be one of Rodgers’ many former Green Bay Packers teammates joining him in the Big Apple, he has a wide receiver similar to him in Garrett Wilson; at least Rodgers seems to think so.
Rodgers revealed during a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, that the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year compares favorably to Adams. Rodgers said that Wilson’s explosiveness in and out of his breaks is pretty similar to Adams, who he referred to as somebody “who does it better than anybody.”
Wilson had a bold response when asked about that comparison during a press conference on Wednesday.
“That’s great company to be in. That’s my favorite receiver of all time,” Wilson said. “I don’t even know if I can say that no more, but growing up, that’s my favorite receiver watching play ball, along with some other dudes. He’s been the best in the league for a while now and to even be mentioned in the same sentence, I’m honored and know that I still got a long way to go. I take that with a grain of salt…
“Davante Adams is the best receiver in the league, and so for me, it’s like, ‘That’s great,’ but I know where I want to be at. And I gotta keep working. I gotta take that with a grain of salt. I gotta keep my head down, keep working and continue to improve. I appreciate the praise from A-Rod.”
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 3, 2023
It remains to be seen if Wilson can live up to that lofty comparison. In any event, he’s already on that trajectory as he’s established himself as one of the better young wide receivers in the league.