Davante Adams is a wide receiver who signed for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022 after spending eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Adams has exceptional leaping ability and makes instinctive runs. Adams was the NFL receiving touchdown leader in 2020 after a great season with the Packers.
Davante Adams’ Early Life and Background
Davante was born in Redwood City, California to Douglas Adams and Pamela Brown. He has three siblings, a brother and two sisters. Adams attended Palo Alto High School and even led his school to a CIF State Championship. Adams was also a proficient basketball player who lettered all four years of playing basketball in school.
He committed to football after joining California State University, Fresno. He made his collegiate debut after being redshirted in his first college year. Davante was named Freshman of the Year in his first season of playing for the Fresno State Bulldogs. In his second season with Fresno State, he already set the college record for receptions (233) and touchdown receptions (38). In his final season of college football Adams also set a Mountain West Conference record with 24 touchdown receptions (which was the highest for any college player in 2013). He also led the national college football in 2013 with 1719 receiving yards. He decided to forego his two remaining college years to declare for the NFL Draft.
Who drafted Davante Adams?
Adams was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the 53rd overall pick of the Draft, and the 9th wide receiver to be drafted that year. The 2014 NFL Draft class had some other notable players too. Some of them include wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and linebacker Khalil Mack.
Davante Adams’ NFL Journey
Adam signing a contract with the Packers, Davante Adams was put in the number four receiver slot for the Packers. He played 16 games in his rookie season and strong performances also made him get 11 starts. Adams made it to the NFC Championship in his rookie season but lost to the Seattle Seahawks. He missed three games in the beginning stages of the 2015 season after an ankle injury. His second season with the Packers was underwhelming. Adams made a strong comeback in the 2016 season and finished the season as the Packers’ second-leading receiver (997 yards for 75 catches and 12 touchdowns). He was surpassed by his teammate Jordy Nelson.
In the 2017 season, he received his first Pro-Bowl and was tied second in the league for receiving touchdowns till an injury in Week 15 made him miss the final games of the season.
Davante Adams signed a four-year $58 million contract extension with the Packers in 2017. Adams had a formidable season in 2018 with the return of Aaron Rodgers in the team (after injury). Adams reached the NFC Championship for a third time with the Packers in the 2019 Playoffs but lost to the Seattle Seahawks. In the postseason games, Adams became the only Packer with two games with at least 100 receiving yards in a single postseason and three postseason games with at least 125 receiving yards in a career.
Adams broke the Packers franchise record for receiving yards in a single season after catching for 1553 yards. This was in his final season with the Pakers (2021). The Packers placed a franchise tag on him but he refused to play with the tag. He was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders on 18th March 2022. He signed a five-year deal worth $141.25 million, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL.
Davante Adams’ Teams
Green Bay Packers (2014-2021)
Davante Adams was around 2 Draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft. HE spent eight successful seasons with the team and made it to 4 Conference Championships, but missed out on the title each time. He won the NFC North title on five occasions with the Packers. Adams finished his Packers career with a total of 741 receptions for 9031 receiving yards. He also made a total of 81 touchdowns receptions for the Packers. Adams departed the Packers with 5 Pro-Bowls and was part of the Al-Pro First Team, twice.
Las Vegas Raiders (2022)
The Raiders signed Adams by trading him for their 2022 first-round pick and a second-round pick, to the Packers. He signed a deal worth $141.25, keeping him with the Raiders for five seasons. Adams became the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history by signing the deal with the Las Vegas outfit.
Davante Adams Awards and Honours
All-Pro First Team
NFL Receiving Touchdown Leader
Paul Warfield Trophy (College)
Second-Team All-American (College)
First-Team All-MWC (College)
MWC Freshman of the Year (College)
Davante Adams Net Worth
Adams’ net worth is estimated to be around $30 million as of 2022. His net worth is slated to rise after his current annual salary package of $28 million with the Raiders. He also receives money from endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi and Head & Shoulders.
Davante Adams Family
Davante Adams is married to Devanne Villareal who used to be his longtime girlfriend. She is an aesthetician. On September 20, 2019, the couple welcomed their daughter Deja Leigh Adams.