All-purpose backs are highly desirable in the NFL. GMs seek them out, develop them if necessary, and pay them the big bucks. The allure is easily understood; without oversimplifying, I'll say this: a running back who can both run the ball capably and catch the ball capably is very dangerous.
Jacquizz Rodgers can run the ball. He can also catch the ball. In fact, if you're a ball, and you're thrown to him, there's a 89.8 percent chance he will catch you. Of the 59 balls that were thrown to Rodgers last season, 53 were caught. For those of you keeping score, that's the highest percentage of passes caught when targeted in the league. The highest in the league.
If You're a Ball, Jacquizz Rodgers Will Catch You
The Falcoholic | Feb 18