Earlier today, the joyous news was broken that Aaron Rodgers will return to the Green Bay Packers for the 2021 season. Reportedly, the two sides have agreed to a deal that allows them to revisit their situation on a year-to-year basis. Rodgers will be the Packers’ quarterback this year. Whether he will be in Green Bay beyond this season has yet to be seen. According to some reports, one way that the Packers can help convince him to stay longer is by going to get his old friend, Randall Cobb.
As @wingoz noted, Aaron Rodgers absolutely wants Randall Cobb back with the Packers. Source tells me that desire set in motion the Texans trading for former Bears WR Anthony Miller over the weekend. As Rodgers compromise with GB settles, this trade should happen.
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) July 26, 2021
Randall Cobb, of course, is one of the most popular players in recent Packers’ history. The only problem is that he is under contract with the Houston Texans this year. In order to attain him, the Packers would need to trade for him. Cobb may be available for a mid-to-late round draft pick. The question is whether or not the Packers’ front office will make it happen.
Randall Cobb in Green Bay
Randall Cobb was the Packers’ second round draft pick in 2011, the year after they won the Super Bowl. In eight seasons with the Packers, Cobb hauled in 470 passes for 5,524 yards and 47 touchdowns. His best season came in 2014, the same year he made his only Pro Bowl. That year, he had 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In addition to his impressive stats, Randall Cobb was also responsible for some of the most iconic plays in recent Packers’ history. In particular, he has been known for huge moments against the Packers’ division rivals, the Chicago Bears.
— 🧀 Packers #1 Fan™ (@ParkerMoes) September 10, 2018
Randall Cobb Post Packers
Unfortunately, the Green Bay Packers decided not to extend Randall Cobb after the 2018 season. Presumably, this was one of the many things that caused the divide between Rodgers and the front office this past season. After his time with the Packers ended, Cobb went on to sign a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
In 2019, with the Cowboys, Cobb avoided the injury woes the Packers were afraid would plague him. He played in 15 games (six starts), and caught 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns. It was the fourth-highest receiving yards total in his career.
Last season, Cobb signed a three-year contract with the Houston Texans. In 2020, he played in 10 games, caught 38 passes for 441 yards, and had three touchdowns.
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