Davante Adams to be awarded MVP at Packers Hall of Fame banquet
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will honor Davante Adams with the Hall's Most Valuable Player award and Jamaal Williams with the Rookie of the Year award. Former players Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher will become the newest members of the Hall.
Adams authored another impressive season in 2017, leading the team with 74 catches for a team-high 885 yards and 10 TDs, and was selected to his first career Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. In his fourth year as a pro, he was tied for No. 2 in the NFL in TD receptions, and he has 22 receiving TDs since 2016, No. 1 in the league over that span. He registered a TD catch in seven road games in 2017, joining Donald Driver as the only players in franchise history to accomplish that feat. Adams was tied for No. 4 in the NFL in red-zone TD catches, with seven, and posted seven-plus receptions five times on the season, a team high and a career best. Adams is the only player in the NFL with 70-plus receptions and 10-plus TD catches in both of the last two seasons. He posted 237 catches from 2014-17, the fourth most in franchise history by a player in his first four NFL seasons.
Williams was selected by the Packers with the second of two fourth-round choices in the 2017 NFL Draft (No. 134 overall), becoming the first BYU running back picked by Green Bay in team history. He played in all 16 games with seven starts, seeing time on offense and special teams. He rushed for a team-high 556 yards over the course of the season, the fourth most by a Green Bay rookie in team history, with four TDs on 153 carries. He also recorded 25 receptions for 262 yards and two TDs, the most receiving yards by a Green Bay rookie running back since 1988. He posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD each in two games, becoming the first Packers rookie in team history to accomplish that feat. After moving to the starting lineup in Week 11, he posted 672 yards from scrimmage over the next six games (No. 11 in the NFL over that span) and registered 100-plus yards from scrimmage in four of the final six games.