Davante Adams refuses to admit that Derek Carr isn’t Aaron Rodgers

Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Davante Adams sees no difference in catching passes from Derek Carr or Aaron Rodgers.

While Davante Adams reunited with his college teammate Derek Carr on the Las Vegas Raiders, it remains to be seen how big of a drop-off it will be from Aaron Rodgers for the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver.

Adams and Carr starred together collegiately at Fresno State. Though Adams first made a name for himself professionally in Green Bay, he was traded to Las Vegas this offseason. Meanwhile, Carr has been with the Silver and Black through thick and thin for the better part of a decade. Even if their chemistry is off the charts, Carr is not Rodgers, and Adams seems to be in denial over this.

“Anytime you change quarterbacks from hall-of-famer to hall-of-famer, … it’s going to be a little bit of an adjustment,” said Adams to Josina Anderson and Bryant McFadden on CBS Sports HQ live at Raiders training camp.

Carr is an excellent quarterback, but Rodgers is indisputably an all-time transcendent talent.

Davante Adams cannot accept that Aaron Rodgers is better than Derek Carr

No doubt about it, Adams leaving the Packers makes his former team worse. Though Green Bay has a strong ground game, an improving defense and the two-time reigning NFL MVP under center, who is Rodgers throwing the ball to now? While Adams’ arrival in Las Vegas improves the Raiders’ passing attack, the Silver and Black also play in the most difficult division in all of football.

The Raiders qualified for the AFC playoffs a season ago under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. Though he was a candidate for the gig full-time, it went to long-time New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Even if he can implement a scheme to put his players in the best position to succeed, Carr cannot do what Rodgers can off-script or at the line of scrimmage.

Admittedly, this move might work out for Adams in the medium-term, as well as the long-term. He and Carr are the same age and are in the middle of their primes as professionals. Together, they can help make the Raiders as strong as they were when Rich Gannon was their MVP quarterback. However, Adams leaving Rodgers behind means he may not ever win a Super Bowl.

Carr is a tremendous player, but Rodgers is one of the greatest players to ever throw a football.

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