How Much Will Packers’ Passing Game Change Without Davante Adams?

GREEN BAY, Wis. – By Aaron Rodgers’ estimation, 80 percent of the Green Bay Packers’ passing game went through Davante Adams.

No, that wasn’t an exaggeration by the MVP quarterback.

“I’d say that’s pretty accurate,” coach Matt LaFleur said this week.

Last season, Adams finished second in the NFL in receptions (123) and targets (169). With Adams to traded to the Raiders in February, the passing attack is going to look a lot different.

What won’t be different – or at least drastically different – is the playbook. It’s not as if LaFleur had drawn up dozens of plays meant to get Adams the ball and now all those plays were shredded and tossed into the family bonfire. Rather, because Adams could play outside or in the slot with equal levels of dominance, he frequently would be placed at whatever spot was the No. 1 read on any particular play.


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