Packers announce trade for Randall Cobb

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Aaron Rodgers is back, and Randall Cobb is now back, too.

The Packers have announced the trade that brings Cobb from the Texans to Green Bay for the eleventh season of his career. Cobb left the Packers after 2018, spending a year with the Cowboys and then a year with the Texans.

The Packers reportedly will send a sixth-round pick to the Texans, and Houston will pay $3 million of Cobb’s guaranteed salary in 2021. The Packers will be on the hook for the remaining $5.25 million.

It remains to be seen whether this was a goodwill gesture by the Packers to acknowledge the decision of Aaron Rodgers to show up for training camp, or whether it shows that the Packers will indeed listen to Rodgers when it comes to players he’d like to keep or acquire.

Cobb gives the Packers a slot receiver to complement Davante Adams. They also have Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard, among others, at the position.

40 responses to “Packers announce trade for Randall Cobb

  1. They also announced that Aaron will be setting up an office in the building as an assistant G.M.

  2. 5.25 million? There’s surely a better way to use that money. They got a coach for Amari Rodgers that counts toward the cap…wonderful.

  3. Seems a bit odd, if you ask me (nobody asked). I thought I’ve witnessed Cobb’s career, but I must have missed something. Maybe it’s a friendship, more than a teammate thing. Maybe I’ll watch a little closer. Maybe he’s better than I thought. There will definitely be some eyeballs on Mr. Cobb this year.

  4. What a steal! Get Cobbie back for just a 6th round pick.

    This Gute and Aaron tag team GM idea just may work out. What?😏

    ThePackIsBack

  5. Hear that sound? It is the sound of Cobb’s name SKYROCKETING up Fantasy Draft Boards.

  6. This has been the oddest off-season that I can ever recall…

  7. Randall Cobb is also a lifelong mentor of Amari Rodgers, a young slot receiver who was the Packers’ third round pick in the recent draft. This move may help speed Amari’s development.

  8. This has Rodger’s fingerprints all over it which is fine. In typical Houston fashion they didn’t make Green Bay pick up all of the contract. That front office is a hot mess in Cowtown.

  9. Can you imagine the begging that must have went on from the Gb front office?
    With little to no cap space they just took on 5M of cap space with Cobb just to appease Aaron Rodgers. WoW!

  10. Would everyone please pay attention? This is obviously a trade-off. Rodgers gets a trusted receiver back, and the Packers get a proven leader. Most of all, Cobb and Amari Rodgers are almost the same. Not to mention the fact that Amari Rodgers’ dad was Cobb’s receivers coach at Kentucky. Are you catching on yet?

  11. The Packers accommodated Rodgers, apparently. Now, we’ll get a chance to witness Rodgers’ personnel decision-making skills. If Cobb does well, that’s terrific. If the Packers can say “I told you so,” that too is terrific. Either way…..win-win.

  12. Haha! Some obscene pandering in the hopes of damage control? Gonna be so much fun watching this dumpster fire all year…

  13. Rodgers says Jake kumerow was the 2nd best WR on the Packers roster. (21 career receptions) That must make lazzard, mvs, and st brown feel great. No wonder Rodgers demanded a trade for Cobb.

  14. What a joke the Packers front office has become and with decisions like this the same will go for the entire organization soon enough. Love it!

  15. I like Cobb. But he always has a least a soft issue injury he’s dealing with.

  16. I’m a big Packer fan and that being said, Rodgers got his buddy and play toy back. Is he worth 5 million? Nope, but if it makes Rodgers happy and they win a Super Bowl it’s worth it. Anything less than that and Rodgers can leave after this season.

  17. If you watched Texans games or saw tape of Cobb you can tell he still has something left in the tank. Gives Rodgers a reliable threat, makes him happy and costa nothing. Easy move IMO.

  18. The Packers brought in Cobb to play the slot receiver. That position has suffered since he left. Amari Rodgers is not ready.

  19. Watching the Packer rubes trip all over themselves to try and justify this terrible trade is quite amusing. Even those of us in the division weren’t aware that Cobb was still in the NFL. You just traded for a guy with 2 years and $18 mil left on his contract. And that guy has started 14 games in the last three seasons. Hey, every team has some dead weight. Every team. But most of those teams don’t actively trade to acquire it.

  20. Did you guys know Cobb has had 1 season in his entire career that was over 1,000 yards receiving? That was 7 years ago.

  21. Weren’t the Texans just about to cut him anyways?
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    No, his contract for 2021 was gauranteed.

  22. Yes, it’s obvious that the various fans of the Lions, Bears and Vikings have won the summer.
    Congrats!
    Enjoy it while it lasts, people.

    Soon, OTAs, minicamps and training camps, make way for real tackle football.
    September is just on the horizon and so is reality.
    And I’m looking forward to the laundry list of excuses for why your teams fail to measure up to the Packers once again.
    It happens every year and is always laughable to me.
    Can’t wait!

  23. Did you know that slot receivers only are in that position for approximately 30 % of the time? That Cobb didn’t get 1,000 yards there is a testimony to the other outstanding receivers the Packers have had during his time there.

  24. Cap hit for Cobbie is just under 3 mill.

    What a great outcome!

    Huge cheer at practice when Randall ran out!

    Amazing locker room guy. That is worth the trade alone.

    So many positive vibes around here

    ThePackIsBack!

  25. footballguy says:
    July 29, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Watching the Packer rubes trip all over themselves to try and justify this terrible trade is quite amusing. Even those of us in the division weren’t aware that Cobb was still in the NFL. You just traded for a guy with 2 years and $18 mil left on his contract.
    **********
    Just about reported everywhere, including this article, Green Bay got a significant portion of Randall’s 2021 salary covered by the Texans.
    And there is no guaranteed money for the 2022 season.
    Try again.
    Maybe a little harder next time.

  26. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm
    Cap hit for Cobbie is just under 3 mill.

    What a great outcome!

    Huge cheer at practice when Randall ran out!
    ———-
    Lol let me guess your the 50 year old guy jockeying for position against kids to get autographs and pictures to bring back to mom and dads basement aka your “man cave”.

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