Cobb Goes Back to Where He Started

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur speks with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Gpg Packerstrainingcamp 07052021 0008

A familiar and favorite target for Aaron Rodgers is reuniting with him in the 2021 season. The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that they are acquiring wide receiver Randall Cobb from the Houston Texans in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2022.

This deal was important for the Pack, as rumors continued to swirl of a rift between the organization and star quarterback Rodgers. And per one reporter, a return to Green Bay could rekindle some old success for the veteran wideout who is about to enter his eleventh season.

“While the move to acquire the 30-year-old, 10-season vet will be seen by a great many as the Packers front office looking to improve its rocky relationship with Rodgers, it could also be a move that rekindles Cobb’s career after a string of down years,” NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero said. “In his final year with the Packers, Cobb had just 383 receiving yards on 38 receptions – his lowest output outside his rookie season. He followed it with a solid, if unspectacular, showing with the Cowboys in which he caught 55 balls for 828 yards. Last year in Houston, Cobb was quiet to the tune of 38 catches for 441 yards. Back with Rodgers, he’ll be catching passes for a Green Bay team in which he produced 470 receptions for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns over eight seasons.”

For the quarterback, his contract was reworked Wednesday so that he could stay with the Green and Gold through the 2021 campaign.

And from Pelissero’s standpoint, teammates reuniting could be vital to sparking better chemistry with the organization.

“Houston is also expected to pay $3 million of Cobb’s salary. Earlier Wednesday, Cobb let it be known via social media that he was returning to Titletown and during a lengthy news conference on the same day, Rodgers let it be known he was glad to have Cobb coming back,” he said.

For Randall Cobb, being reunited with Aaron Rodgers will bring back some good memories from early in his career. Now as Cobb prepares to enter his eleventh season in the NFL, he is thrilled to play again for the green and gold in Wisconsin.