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Here's Why a Former Packers Wideout is Mentoring Amari Rodgers

Adam Taylor McKillop
Here's why former Packers wideout Randall Cobb is mentoring rookie Amari Rodgers.
Here's why former Packers wideout Randall Cobb is mentoring rookie Amari Rodgers. / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers added another Rodgers to the roster this offseason after taking Clemson WR Amari Rodgers with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. There's a lot to be excited about for Packers fans heading into 2021, especially the idea of a Rodgers-Rodgers connection with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

For Amari Rodgers, his NFL future is bright, especially considering one former Packers wideout has taken the young Clemson product under his wing. That's none other than Randall Cobb, who caught 5,000+ yards and 40+ touchdowns in Green Bay from 2011-18.

You may be wondering why a current member of the Houston Texans (Cobb) is so keen to take a new Packers receiver under his wing. Well, for Cobb, this mentorship runs much deeper than you might think.

Cobb grew up in Tennessee and remembers rooting for the Volunteers throughout his childhood. At the time, Tee Martin was a standout receiver for Tennessee. Cobb grew up looking to Martin. The connection grew deeper when Martin worked as a wide receivers coach for the University of Kentucky, where Cobb played college ball.

Oh, not to mention, Martin is the father of new Packers' rookie receiver Rodgers. Cobb has been mentoring Rodgers since he was in elementary school. That connection continued to grow and has reached a "circle-of-football-life" point with both now playing in the NFL.

It's a pretty cool football story. And, if Rodgers can learn anything from Cobb, then Packers fans will be just fine with that.

As it stands, the Packers have +1700 odds to win the 2021 Super Bowl, according to the latest NFL odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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