Aaron Rodgers’ play on the field has regressed this season. Entering this campaign, Rodgers has won the last two MVP awards and had high expectations even without Davante Adams.
The loss of Adams has caused serious consequences for the Green Bay Packers and they may miss the playoffs this season. Recently, legendary Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin blasted the Green Bay Packers for disrupting the duo of Rodgers and Adams.
Here’s what Michael Irvin said about Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams on the Richard Sherman Podcast:
“I said it last year when I saw them, I said I had to do it, I never did it, but I said I had to do it. I said, man, while watching the show. I’m going to place someone in the hallowed ground of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.”
“I’ve never said another combination on the level of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice because we’ve seen them do the same thing, but this group, this group was there for what they were doing, they were there and why did you tear it down?”
Comparing the duo of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams to Joe Montana and Jerry Rice is certainly high praise. That’s true because the former Packers duo was so unique, and they’ve been successful for so long. With Rodgers and Adams, the Green Bay Packers were Super Bowl contenders every season.
If the Packers had done everything they could to hold on to Davante Adams this offseason, they would have been in a much better position.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in the 2022 campaign
Aaron Rodgers is having one of the worst seasons of his career. No one can deny that the departure of Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders was a factor. Rodgers has a 93.2 passer rating with 2,542 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 11 games this season.
He’s not on the same page with his young receivers, so the Packers aren’t doing well. While Rodgers and his young receivers are starting to show their flashes, it may be too late to save their season.
While Davante Adams is still putting up big numbers, it’s not about winning football. The Raiders have been a huge disappointment this season, and Adams is unlikely to make the playoffs. Adams has 64 catches for 925 yards and 10 scores in 10 games this season.
While this season looks like a busy campaign, these two still have time to improve.
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