Davante Adams describes going from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr: 'Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer'

Davante Adams describes going from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr: 'Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer'

Tyreek Hill isn’t the only receiver propping up his new quarterback this offseason.

New Raiders receiver Davante Adams is doing the same for his former college teammate Derek Carr, who will have the All-Pro pass-catcher as his favorite target for the first time since their 2013 season at Fresno State.

Naturally, Adams’ move to Las Vegas from Green Bay — where he caught passes from four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers — has raised the question: How does Carr compare to Rodgers?

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It’s a question Adams has faced early and often in his move to the Raiders. On Saturday, he offered yet more praise for Carr, saying it was like going “from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer.”

That’s certainly high praise from Adams, especially considering Rodgers’ career numbers dwarf those of his Raiders counterpart. But perhaps Adams’ statement isn’t so outlandish: When limiting their stats to Carr’s first year in the league (2014) through 2021, the picture is more evenly painted:

PlayerQB recordComp%Passing yardsTD-INTQBRY/A
Aaron Rodgers87-37-165.031,700261-41104.27.5
Derek Carr57-7065.031,163193-8592.47.1

And now, Carr has something Rodgers doesn’t: Adams.

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The ninth-year receiver has already made comparisons between Carr and Rodgers, saying in June, “talent and ability, it’s really similar.” He touched on the quarterbacks’ similar approaches to the game, saying they “obsess” over it.

Adams also said that Carr has something of a chip on his shoulder:

“I think Derek is in a position where he’s chasing to be one of those all-time greats like that,” Adams said, “which is, like I said, that’s not a slight on Derek whatsoever; I wouldn’t be here if I was slighting Derek.”

Whether Adams can help Carr to a potential Hall of Fame career remains to be seen. That said, he certainly has reason to believe they can be productive: In their two seasons together at Fresno State, they combined for 233 receptions, 3,031 yards and an absurd 38 touchdowns.

Adams, Carr and Raiders fans everywhere can only hope they recreate that success in 2022 and beyond.