Green Bay Packers Still Contenders Without Jordy Nelson

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Dec 21, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Davante Adams

Randall Cobb got paid this offseason so he can remain the explosive weapon at Rodgers’ disposal. So the guy that’s likely to take Nelson’s role as the possession and red-zone receiver is Davante Adams. As a rookie last year, Adams had 38 catches for 446 yards and three touchdowns on 66 targets.

And as the year went on, Rodgers started to develop a chemistry and trust-factor with Adams. When the Packers made it to the NFC divisional round, Rodgers leaned heavily lean on him. Tied for a team-high with Cobb on the day, Rodgers targeted him 11 times and Adams rewarded that trust.

Adams caught seven of those passes for a team-high 117 yards and had one touchdown on the day. That’s 11 targets in a playoff game, where the stakes are at their highest and it’s all on the line. And with a return like that, he surely already gained a lot of Rodgers trust for this year as it is.

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