The Packers offense has been a huge topic of discussion over the first four weeks of the season. While there is definitely work to do, there are also a lot of bright spots. Romeo Doubs is the team’s leading receiver. Allen Lazard looks like a true number one receiver. The running game looks as strong as ever. However, there is one player that is among the league leaders in one key stat. Packers receiver Randall Cobb is among the league leaders in yards after catch.
Randall Cobb Among League Leaders In YAC
How about this stat?
The top six WRs in the NFL in yards after catch/reception (min. 10 catches) and their ages:
1. Deebo Samuel, 26
2. Rashod Bateman, 22
3. Jerry Jeudy, 23
4. Jaylen Waddle, 23
5. Tyler Boyd, 27
6. Randall Cobb, 32
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There is no question that Cobb has come up in some big spots this season. Every one of his catches has come on a crucial down and distance. He has also racked up a bunch of yards after the catch. The league leaders are people you would expect. Deebo Samuel is one of the best at yards after catch. Jaylen Waddle, Jerry Jeudy, Rashod Bateman and Tyler Boyd are all speedsters that live on yards after catch. After all of these players sits Randall Cobb at number six on the list of league leaders in yards after catch.
One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others
Cue the famous Seasame Street song. All of the other receivers on this list are in their low to mid 20s. Players like Deebo Samuel are in the prime of their careers. Cobb is 32 and still hanging with the best receivers in football. Many people thought that Cobb was way past his prime and his days of being a leading receiver were over. What people underestimated was the connection between Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb. Rodgers and Cobb clearly know how to play with one another and Rodgers continues to put Cobb in positions to run after the catch.
Seeing stats like this are what gives a lot of analysts hope about the Packers offense. The pieces are there. The stats are there. They just have to put it all together in a game. It’s still early in the season but expect the Packers offense to continue to evolve.