Will Davante Adams’ absence affect Green Bay’s playoff chances?

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The Green Bay Packers enter the 2022 NFL season without their top wide receiver, Davante Adams.

Adams was sent to Las Vegas in a trade, after saying he would not play under the team’s franchise tag.

That now leaves Green Bay without its best receiver, which could threaten its playoff hopes.

However, the team hopes four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers can get them there without Adams.

But can he do it, or was the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Packers key to their playoff hopes?

Adams accounted for about a third of Rodgers’ success stats

Losing Adams will be a blow to the Packers offense.

Over the past two seasons, his receiving numbers have been about a third of Rodgers’ passing stats.

It also helped him win back-to-back MVP titles at quarterback.

So without a threat like Adams on the team, it will be difficult for him to get his third MVP in a row.

It also puts a dent in the Packers’ playoff hopes by losing someone who produces like Adams.

However, the Packers are hoping their quarterback can make it without his star receiver.

But they at least helped him replace that cornerstone of the Packers’ receiving core.

Sammy Watkins and Rookie draft picks are Packers replacements for Adams

One player is not enough to replace the five-time Pro Bowl receiver he lost.

Green Bay needs multiple receivers to replace him, which they got in the NFL Draft and free agency.

With Sammy Watkins, the team hopes he can have a 1,000 yard season, which Adams would easily do.

However, in his career, he only had one 1,000-yard receiving year.

Even playing with Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City never got him a 1,000 yard year.

His best season came in his second season in the league and with the Buffalo Bills in 2015.

But if he can’t step in and get over 1,000 receiving yards, the Packers have other receivers.

Those other receivers are draft picks Christian Watson, Roméo Doubs and Samori Touré.

However, of this group, only Watson is expected to see a place in the starting lineup.

So are the Packers really doomed with those receivers and without Adams?

Packers fans believe Rodgers can turn these players into stars

If you ask any Green Bay Packer fan if they’re doomed, they’ll tell you their team is in the playoffs.

They think their quarterback can make a star out of any receiver he plays with.

That’s what they think happened with Adams.

However, they are wrong.

Adams broke NCAA football records, records he still holds nearly a decade later.

Rodgers didn’t make Adams the superstar receiver he is today.

He was already that superstar when he set foot in Green Bay.

So while Green Bay fans think they’ll always make the playoffs, they didn’t see Adams’ tape during his college years.

That’s why Green Bay might struggle going into 2022 without him playing on his team.

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