When the Green Bay Packers first drafted Amari Rodgers, many predicted that he would get the “Randall Cobb” role in the offense. Then the Packers traded for Randall Cobb himself. Many believed that Rodgers would spend a year or two learning from Cobb and take over once Cobb left or retired. That, of course, is no longer the case. The Packers released Rodgers, along with Kylin Hill, earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
For the last year and a half, much has been made of the fact that Cobb and Rodgers have a special connection. Amari Rodgers’ father was Randall Cobb’s wide receiver coach during Cobb’s college days at Kentucky. Indeed, Rodgers has drawn many comparisons to Cobb, and even admitted that he modeled his game after him. As such, it stands to reason that fans would want to hear what Cobb had to say about Rodgers getting cut.
Randall Cobb Gives Us the Reality of the Situation
Fortunately for us, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic was able to chat with Cobb about the Packers’ decision to cut Amari Rodgers. According to Schneidman’s Tweet, Cobb said: “I love the kid. He’s a great kid. He goes about things the right way. He prepares the right way. [Rodgers] puts in the extra work, but this is a production-based business.”
There is no doubt that Amari Rodgers did his best. By all accounts, he is a great person and never caused any drama in the locker room. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate to production on the field. As Cobb said, “it’s a production-based business.” Rodgers had plenty of chances to produce. He simply could not.