Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams wasn't so humble after a big performance against the San Francisco 49ers as he has made it clear that he believes he is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Adams made 10 catches on 12 attempts, went for 173 yards and one touchdown as the Packers easily beat the 49ers 34-17.
This season, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adams leads the league in receiving touchdowns (8). "I think that's fair to say. I think that's not being conceited. That's just being confident. I think, obviously, what I've done and what I'm going to continue to do is going to prove that to anybody who isn't on board with that," Adams said, when asked if he's the best receiver in the NFL, per ESPN.
Adams praised by Aaron Rodgers
Packers quarterback Rodgers also had a big performance against the 49ers as he went 25-of-31 for 305 yards and four touchdowns. "He's such a great player," Rodgers said of Adams.
"He's tough on matchups. He's able to create so much space with his release pattern, and he's got enough speed to get on top, so you can't necessarily play low and expect certain routes. We hit him with a lot of different things tonight.
Hit him on the first possession with a go ball that he made a nice adjustment on. On the last possession, we were in on an inside go route. He's so talented. He can do it all, handles himself the right way. Just a joy to play with.
A special guy." Adams believes he and Rodgers have formed a special connection and that's evident. "I truly believe that, just based off of the work that I've put in [and] the connection I have between my quarterback," Adams continued.
"It's not just about me just running a route. If the line isn't protecting or if the quarterback doesn't look your way or if the other receivers don't do their part to pull defenders away, none of what I do can happen.
So at the end of the day, I'll tell you, yes, absolutely, I think I'm the best wide receiver in the game, but there's a lot of things that go into me being able to make that statement." The Packers, who now own a 6-2 record, will be aiming to clinch their seventh win of the season when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10.