Raiders’ Davante Adams Reveals His Mount Rushmore of All-Time Great NFL Wide Receivers

    Davante Adams has established himself as one of the NFL's top wide receivers and recently revealed his all-time Mount Rushmore of players at the position.

    Davante Adams has established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL across successful tenures with the Green Bay Packers and now the Las Vegas Raiders. The star pass catcher gave his take on the top all-time NFL wide receivers during a podcast appearance this week. Which wide receivers did Adams say are the best in league history?

    Davante Adams Dishes on Mount Rushmore of Wide Receivers

    Adams made a guest appearance on this week’s episode of The Rush With Maxx Crosby, a podcast which is hosted weekly by the Raiders’ star edge rusher.

    The pair hit on a variety of topics throughout the podcast before getting to Adams’ Mount Rushmore of wide receivers in the history of the NFL. Adams began with two obvious choices in NFL legends Randy Moss and Jerry Rice before making perhaps more controversial picks for his final two spots in Calvin Johnson and Terrell Owens.

    “Randy is the greatest,” Adams said. “You got Jerry Rice. You can’t say anything about those. If I’m only doing four, I got to say Calvin [Johnson], and I got to say T.O. [Owens]. I’m going to go T.O. had some drops and character issues … but when you talk about, I mean played a long time, and he was dominating for so f—— long.”

    The Owens pick in particular could be seen as controversial by some, given his reputation for certain antics during his time in the league. Nevertheless, after racking up 1,078 catches for 15,934  yards and 153 touchdowns across his 15-year career, Owens’ production is rivaled by few in NFL history.

    Owens ranks third in league history in receiving yards behind Rice and Larry Fitzgerald and just ahead of Moss. He also ranks eighth in total catches, sixth among wide receivers, and third in touchdowns behind only Rice and Moss.

    Crosby also expressed support for Owens’ inclusion among the league’s greatest wide receivers.

    “You look at his numbers, he’s like top three in every f—— category and nobody talks [about him],” Crosby said. “They talk about Randy every single time. Nobody even brings up T.O. His numbers are untouchable.”

    Johnson’s inclusion is perhaps even more controversial given his lack of counting stats among the game’s best due to playing just nine years in the NFL. He ultimately finished with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns in that span, with dominance that rivaled many of the game’s greats at his peak before retiring earlier than many of his peers.

    In terms of sheer skill level, however, Adams has Johnson among the league’s four best to ever play.

    “Calvin, he’s the one I wish I would have seen play for 15 [years],” Adams said. “Just so I could see what the numbers could have been. Because Jerry played until he was f—— 42, bro. His numbers will never get touched. It’s impossible.”

    Although debate will certainly rage on forever among NFL fans and players alike as to the best all-time wide receivers and other positions, Adams has made it clear where he stands on his position.

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