On Monday, when it became clear that Aaron Rodgers actually was going to play for the Packers this season, Trey Wingo reported that the quarterback wanted his team to trade for Cobb. A third-round pick for the Packers in 2011, Cobb played eight seasons in Green Bay before spending the last two years with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.
Now, Cobb is reportedly coming back to wear the green and gold. He and Rodgers had a strong connection in his first stint with the Packers, so it will be interesting to see how the two perform together now.
Green Bay bringing Cobb back is quite interesting, especially considering Rodgers reportedly demanded it. Not surprisingly, there has been plenty of reaction to this afternoon’s news.
You meet people and they become family right away! @rcobb18 go back home and set it off 🏹
— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) July 27, 2021
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2021
I was told that WR Randall Cobb “would welcome the chance to go home,” per source. https://t.co/HClFFpFS9C
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 27, 2021
Everyone else can complain about the financials involved, but Randall Cobb potentially coming back to Green Bay is exciting and fun. https://t.co/LtREbdIjXJ
— Tyler Brooke (@TylerDBrooke) July 27, 2021
Amari Rodgers on Randall Cobb in April: “My dad was his receiver coach while he was at Kentucky in college. He’s like a big brother to me. My whole middle school career, my whole high school career, he’s always been in my corner giving me tips on the game and stuff like that.”
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 27, 2021
— G.T Bobby Thompson (@BThomps81) July 27, 2021
Cobb played in 10 games with Houston last season, registering 38 receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns.
In his final season with the Packers in 2018, he caught 38 passes for 383 yards and two scores in nine appearances.