Davante Adams clarifies his Aaron Rodgers-Derek Carr comparison
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Davante Adams said he didn't deliver his message on the way he intended when he seemingly compared Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers and called him a Hall of Fame quarterback. Last week, Adams made all the headlines after he seemingly suggested that Carr was on Rodgers' level.
"Anytime you change quarterbacks from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer it's going to be a little bit of an adjustment," Adams told CBS Sports on Friday. The Adams comments caught the attention of the many within the NFL community as many found it "absurd" to compare Carr to Rodgers.
"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," Adams said, per ESPN.
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"Derek's career, honestly, you look at the numbers that he's had and what he's had to work with and the adversity that he's had in Oakland and coming to Vegas and the type of stuff that's been going on here in the past, which, hopefully we're putting all that stuff to bed, but, yeah, I didn't deliver that message the way that I had in my head," Adams added.
"So later, when I saw [the original quote] written out, it kind of made my stomach drop a little bit because I was like, 'Oh, god, here we go. People are going to blow this up and take everything I say, and we're the only team in camp right now.'
" Rodgers is a four-time NBA MVP, has a Super Bowl victory to his name and a Super Bowl MVP honor. On the other side, Carr has made three Pro Bowls through his first nine NFL seasons. Adams admits Carr may not have a Hall of Fame resume but it doesn't mean that he won't have one once his career is finished.
"But what I'm not going to do is say Derek is not going to be a Hall of Famer because at the end of the day I believe -- and this is not putting any expectations or any added pressure on him because he puts that type of pressure on himself because of what he expects every time he touches the field," Adams said.
"But yeah, I did not mean to say exactly that. I'm going to reiterate -- even if you go from Hall of Famer to even another Hall of Famer, it's going to be an adjustment. Any time you change quarterbacks, is what I was getting at. So, take that and run with it and do whatever you want to do with it."