Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams is not only arguably the best player at his position, but one of the better overall players in the NFL. He has compiled some impressive stats during his nine-year career, taking full advantage of catching passes from Aaron Rodgers in the first eight of them.
But, moving on from the Green Bay Packers didn’t hamper his production at all. Davante Adams was just as productive in 2022 after being traded and reunited with his college quarterback from Fresno State, Derek Carr.
Davante Adams caught 100 passes for 1,516 yards and a league-high 14 touchdowns last season, his first in the desert. That continued a torrid pace that he has been on since blossoming into a true No. 1 option during the 2016 season.
Since 2016, Davante Adams has 83 receiving touchdowns, which is the most in the NFL over that span of time. That number is impressive in itself, but the gap that he has put between himself and his peers is truly jaw-dropping.
According to the NFL on CBS Twitter page, the next closest player during that span is Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 66 touchdown receptions. Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills round out the top five. They have 63, 59 and 55, respectively.
Those players are elite in their own right but don’t come close to touching Davante Adams when it comes to scoring touchdowns. He has led the league in touchdown receptions in two out of the last three seasons, recording 18 during the 2020 campaign.
In six out of the last seven seasons, Davante Adams has scored double-digit touchdown receptions, putting him in a class all to his own when it comes to scoring. He has made the Pro Bowl team six straight seasons and has been named to the All-Pro First Team three consecutive seasons as well.