In recognition of his excellent 2017 season, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is headed to the Pro Bowl. The NFL made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that Adams will replace Falcons wideout Julio Jones in Orlando in two weeks.
Although Adams did not set career highs in any cumulative receiving category this season, he did surpass his 2016 numbers in yards per game, receptions per game, and targets per game, as well as catch rate. In 14 games, Adams caught of 117 targets for 885 yards and ten touchdowns. However, he did so with Aaron Rodgers out for much of the season, as the two-time league MVP played in just seven games due to a broken collarbone.
Adams also received a new contract near the end of his excellent fourth season, which makes him one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the league. The new deal will pay him $58 million in new money and adds four years onto his deal, keeping him under contract through 2021.
The Packers did not have any Pro Bowlers when the initial rosters were released, but Adams joins defensive tackle Mike Daniels as injury replacements. Daniels previously was added to the roster to replace Rams tackle Aaron Donald. More may be yet to come depending on the winner of the NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.