The Green Bay Packers will likely make history during their Saturday matchup against the Cleveland Browns, with that coming from their two best players.
12 and 17. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. While the Green Bay area may not get a White Christmas, fans will likely get to watch those two make history for the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers sits tied at number one all-time for passing touchdowns with the one and only Brett Favre. That number of course is 442, and the bad man Aaron Rodgers is poised to make that number 443 on Saturday against a Cleveland Browns team that could still be missing pieces due to COVID-19.
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Davante Adams, meanwhile, could move up into the top five for all-time receiving yards in Green Bay Packers franchise history. He would surpass Jordy Nelson, who he already jumped against the Ravens for receiving touchdowns all time. Adams has 70 career touchdown passes, and 7,186 total receiving yards.
The Green Bay Packers are no strangers to having impeccable offensive duos. Brett Favre and Sterling Sharpe, Brett Favre and Donald Driver, and Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are the duos that first come to mind personally speaking. That likely shows my age, but these are some of the most explosive tandems we have witnessed. It takes time to build chemistry, and add in the talent they all have and you’ve got a pair that players on the opposing side dread having to stop.
After their narrow victory against the Baltimore Ravens, Aaron Rodgers reportedly told Adams in the tunnel that it’s the ultimate compliment when you have multiple players lined up to stop you. Many thought Adams would pass Jordy on Sunday in both receiving yards and touchdowns. It didn’t shake up that way, thanks to MVS having a good game and others stepping up.
One thing the Ravens weren’t going to do yesterday: let Davante Adams have a huge day.
Aaron Rodgers told Adams in the tunnel after the game: “That’s the greatest respect level that somebody can give you, to literally line up two guys on you for the majority of the game.” pic.twitter.com/l3AxK0SpR0
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Davante Adams went from a player that drove fans crazy because of his drops, to one they can’t live without. He can practically do it all. He’s a deep threat, but has some of the greatest route skills in the league. Most importantly, Aaron Rodgers trusts him 100%. Their chemistry is practically unparalleled. You can argue that Rodgers’ chemistry with Jordy is equal, but with Adams about to pass him in a second major category, it’s hard to justify.
The Green Bay Packers offense is as successful as it’s been because of these two players. Aaron is as smart as they come, and knows how to take care of the football. Adams can catch nearly anything you put in his area code and embarrass a defensive back with his nasty route running and creativity. To think these two don’t have a ring together is both remarkable and frustrating.
That could change this season. The defense looks like it could be a serious problem when/if Jaire and Za’Darius come back, and the offense could become even more potent if some big men along the line come back (please come back David Bakhtiari and Josh Myers, I’m begging you).
No matter what comes of this season (and Saturday, for that matter) we should appreciate and cherish what these two players have accomplished as members of the Green Bay Packers organization. Dozens of memories and key plays have come from both.
Their futures in Green Bay could potentially end after this season. We don’t want that to happen, but that’s the reality. Regardless of the unknowns, we need to look at the definitive. They are some of the greatest Green Bay Packers that we have witnessed, and will some day see their names inside Lambeau Field etched in eternity.
There’s bigger fish to fry on Saturday than those milestones for Rodgers and Adams, but we shouldn’t overlook the weight that those feats will hold in Green Bay Packers history. A team with an already rich history will have two more players add to that, and have given us great stories to pass down to another generation of fans. Players like Bart Starr and Brett Favre are almost like fairy tales, the way you tell their stories to fans who never watched them.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams could go down just like those two. It’s evident Rodgers will, and is maybe more in question whether Adams does or not. But the bottom line is they’ve had an immense impact on this team and franchise. If this is the last dance, let’s cherish these moments, while also looking ahead to the next one.
Brett Favre told Aaron Rodgers after he tied his record to enjoy it, because it goes by quick. We as fans should take those words for advice as well, because we really don’t know if the sands of time are almost out regarding watching two of the best do it week in and week out.
Win or not on Saturday, I’m sure lots of you will join me in having a wave of emotions hit when/if Rodgers and Adams move themselves up in the Green Bay Packers franchise record books. Nothing says Merry Christmas like memories that will last a lifetime.