Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he thinks Cobb is ready to emerge as one of the NFL’s truly elite players in 2013.
“I think he can be a 100-catch guy,” Rodgers said. “We haven’t had that here in a while. But I think he can. I think he’s a special player. As long as he can stay healthy, I think he’s going to be a big-time star for us.”
Last year Cobb totaled 80 catches for 954 yards, 10 carries for 132 yards, 38 kickoff returns for 964 yards and 31 punt returns for 292 yards. If the departure of Greg Jennings makes Cobb an even bigger part of the offense, and if Cobb remains the Packers’ top kick returner, he’ll have a chance of breaking Darren Sproles‘ record of 2,696 all-purpose yards in a season.
Cobb has a natural gift for making plays with the ball in his hands, but Rodgers says what really sets Cobb apart is the way he works.
“He puts a lot of extra time in,” Rodgers said. “He watches a ton of film. He spent an offseason watching various slot guys that he admired and tried to pick things up.”
Cobb, who’s only 22 years old, has a very bright future in Green Bay.