Through 11 games this season, Davante Adams has shined to the tune of the best season of his career thus far.
Having already eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving barrier, Adams has hauled in 77 receptions (tied for sixth in the NFL) for 1,022 yards (eighth) and 10 touchdowns (fourth).
Alas, Adams doesn't believe he's getting the respect his talent warrants and certainly not the respect that the best wideout in the game deserves.
"I think I'm the best receiver in the NFL. I do," Adams said Thursday via Packersnews.com's Ryan Wood.
"I just want to get the respect that I deserve," Adams said.
Those numbers, however, haven't moved Adams into the conversation of higher-echelon talents, according to the fifth-year talent.
"I feel like if you ask people," Adams said, "certain people will say that I'm a top receiver. But if you ask people to name their top receivers, they won't mention me. So that's where the disrespect is coming from. I don't think they say, 'Davante Adams sucks.' But they think that top five, they put the same celebrities in there every time."
Adams' catch and yards numbers are already career-highs and he's just two touchdowns away from matching his career-best of 12 in 2016. Perhaps most telling is he's played in all 11 games so far and he's yet to start all 16 games in a season yet.
More than anything, perhaps, Adams' notoriety will grow simply by establishing himself as a consistent talent.
"I think I just need to put together a resume that reflects what I'm saying," he said. "It's not fair for me at this point to say this, or to stand on the podium and scream out to the world I'm the best, but I feel like I'm the best receiver at this point in my career. Where I'm at with my abilities, I feel like I am the best.
"I just have to continue doing what I'm doing. With that comes more recognition."