Former and current teammates are making their rounds this week refuting those that have questioned Aaron Rodgers’ leadership. During most of his media availability, Rodgers has had to defend himself of the Bleacher Report article published last Thursday. Of course, the Packers are in town this week for workouts and one of the first players to stand up for his quarterback was his new favorite target, Davante Adams.

“I think it’s pretty uniform as far as how we feel about him,” Adams said. He’s a great leader. All the negative things I’ve heard, I share none of those feelings with those guys.”

Rodgers helped Adams accomplish career-highs in yards, catches, and touchdowns last season. Adams earned his second Pro-Bowl appearance after racking up 111 receptions, 1,386 yards, and 13 touchdowns in 15 games.

It is well known that Rodgers has played with a chip on his shoulder ever since falling down the board during the 2005 draft. He probably doesn’t need any more added motivation given how the last two seasons have ended, however, Tyler Dunne’s recent article could come in handy.

Rodgers has tirelessly disputed reports of a broken relationship between him and his former coach Mike McCarthy to the point that he’s become a broken record. There shouldn’t be much more of that with the draft right around the corner and the fact that football will be here before you know it. Judging by his comments, Rodgers is ready to put this behind him and get to work.

When asked if he believes his quarterback will look to silence the critics in 2019, Adams said, “I want to; I know he does.”

Is it really possible for Rodgers and Adams to take their connection to a new level next season? Perhaps it isn’t out of the question after the team chose not to resign Randall Cobb or pick up a free agent wide receiver this offseason. As long as he’s making plays, Rodgers will always be looking in Adams’ direction.

Last year, Adams was one catch shy of tying Sterling Sharpe’s single-season record for catches in a season and if he reaches 10 touchdowns he will hold the franchise record for consecutive seasons with double-digits touchdown grabs with four.

The way Rodgers and Adams are trending, I wouldn’t put anything past this duo in 2019.


Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.