Davante Adams really believes in Derek Carr and he expressed zero concerns about transitioning from Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers to Derek Carr with his new team, the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders acquired Adams in a blockbuster trade during the offseason, reuniting the star wide receiver with his Fresno State teammate Carr.
His latest comments had social media talking.
“Any time you change quarterbacks from a Hall of Famer to a Hall of Famer, Stabler to Rich Gannon or whoever you go to, it’ll definitely be a little bit of an adjustment,” Adams said.
“Both are great players and great to be around, so I’m just enjoying that process and getting better myself. I’m going to try and do as much as I can to help these guys go out and win as many games as we can.”
After a swift backlash over his comments, Adams clarified himself. Per ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, Adams said that he may have exaggerated his statement because he’s a rapper and likes to give powerfully delivered lines.
“Being a rapper, it’s very vital, you’ve got to have the bars, obviously,” Adams said Sunday. “You know you’ve got to have the bars. The line’s got to be there. But a very, very vital and critical piece of being a rapper is the delivery, right? I wasn’t a great rapper the other day.”
“What I’m not going to do is take away from that statement because, why is Derek not a Hall of Famer? What I meant, I left one key word out of there because that’s not exactly what I meant. But I do think that Derek’s career is Hall of Fame-worthy, and why not? Does he have the MVPs right now? No. Has he won a Super Bowl? Not yet. That’s obviously what we’re chasing.”
He concluded that he wasn’t taking back anything he said.
“But what I meant to say was, ‘Even if you go Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer, it’s an adjustment.’ I wasn’t saying, ‘Hall of Famer Aaron to Hall of Famer Derek.’ So, I’m not retracting my statement at all.”
Carr has come into his own over the last few seasons, playing every game since 2018. He also has four consecutive seasons of 4,000 or more passing yards. However, he is nowhere near the level of Aaron Rodgers.
Last year, Carr threw for 4,804 yards, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Adams played in 16 games for the Packers in 2021, catching 123 passes for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns. He led the NFL in touchdown catches in 2020 with 18.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.