It’s a meaningless game. But a game that players are honored to be selected to. This past weekend was the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl game, where the NFC squared off against the AFC.
It was a sloppy game with rain coming down for a good portion of the game. Fans, agents, teams and general managers were all holding their breathe that their players would not get injured in a game of insignificance. Thankfully for the Green Bay Packers, star wide receiver Davante Adams escaped the game without injury. He will now head into the off-season and the 2019 season healthy. This is probably the biggest story of the game.
Adams stood out as the top receiving threat for the NFC squad. Adams started at receiver and caught two of his four targets. He had 41 receiving yards, which led the NFC in receiving. He achieved 90% of his receiving yards on one play.
The highlight of his day was a 36-yard reception from Seattle Seahawks quarterback and former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson. The throw was underthrown. If Wilson would have lead Adams, he may have caught it in stride and probably scored on the play. Adams had his defender, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey beat along the sideline. A nice route run by Adams, the ball was just behind him. Adams adjusted and made a nice catch.
In case you missed the game and the play, you can view it below from the Packers twitter account:
Russell Wilson was the quarterback who replaced Aaron Rodgers on the NFC Pro Bowl squad. Rodgers was originally selected to the team but decided to
Davante Adams is entering the prime of his career, as he will be 27 years old during the 2019 season. A new creative offensive system, a fully healthy Aaron Rodgers under center, and there is a reason to believe that Adams very well could exceed this past seasons production. Granted, his mere presence will open things up for the other receivers and running backs. It will be interesting to see how head coach Matt LaFleur creates creative and utilizes his top receiving threat.
Adams is reportedly excited to be working with his new head coach Matt LaFleur. They met before the Pro Bowl when Adams was in town for a physical. Now, he just waits to find out who his position coach will be, as LaFleur is continuing to fill out his coaching staff.
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag