Randall Cobb “always hoped” he’d get back together with Aaron Rodgers

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The deal that led to wide receiver Randall Cobb‘s return to the Packers may have been the result of the offseason friction between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the organization, but that didn’t do anything to douse Cobb’s happiness about being back in Green Bay.

Cobb greeted reporters at a Thursday press conference by saying that he’d missed all of them while playing for the Cowboys and Texans in 2020. He then went on to say that the reunion with Rodgers was something both men had thought about since Cobb left the Packers as a free agent.

“We always hoped we’d have the opportunity to get back together,” Cobb said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Rodgers pushed buttons on the Green Bay end to make the deal happen as General Manager Brian Gutekunst said earlier in the day that it was something they pursued after he brought it up. Cobb is obviously on board and the Packers’ hope will be that it is the start of smoother sailing with their quarterback.

11 responses to “Randall Cobb “always hoped” he’d get back together with Aaron Rodgers

  1. Why would Cobb come to Green Bay since it’s not a vacation type city. Says Arrogant Rodgers!

  2. I trust Rodgers has forgotten more about receivers than I ever knew, but Cobb seemed to be an oft-injured average player to me. Not sure this is the mountain I would die on.

    Terrible to average defenses and the lack of a good TE or shifty Welker type WR would be the focus of my ire. Not bringing Cobb or Driver 🙂 back.

  3. I’d sure love it if someone could explain to me how the Texans only got a 6th rounder and still have to pay $3 mill of RCs salary.
    Silly me, I thought Business 101 is supply and demand and it sure seemed like GB needed to get Cobb a whole lot more then the Texans needed to trade him.

  4. Of course he wants Rodgers back. His one and only 1,000 yd season (out of 10!) came with Rodgers. Albeit that was a LOOOONG time ago.

  5. “Why would Cobb come to Green Bay since it’s not a vacation type city”
    It is a vacation type city if you are a yooper.

  6. Rodgers wants receivers he can trust to be in a certain place at a certain time. All the speed in the world is useless if they didn’t run a crisp route to get exactly where they need to be at the time he expects. Rodgers accuracy depends on that so even if Cobb lost a step as long as he gets to a spot slower he will be trusted. That’s what Rodgers has with Devante Adams, had with Jordy, Cobb, etc and why new receivers take years to develop with Rodgers.

  7. Randall will have every opportunity to show what he still has in the tank. If there is not enough there, he may well end up inactive on game days. That, I expect, would be only after a discussion between Aaron and Coach LaFleur.

  8. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    July 29, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Of course he wants Rodgers back. His one and only 1,000 yd season (out of 10!) came with Rodgers. Albeit that was a LOOOONG time ago.
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    I get the fact that Randall Cobb not racking up numerous 1,000 yard seasons is a bit of a sticking point with you purple trolls (as I’ve seen it mentioned a handful of times over the last few days. Or is it really just one mentioning it over and over again….) but there are multiple ways for certain receivers to help an offense.

    As a slot receiver, my hopes for Cobb is that he continues to help us convert crucial 3rd downs, keeping drives alive and in red zone productivity.
    Run blocking is an oft overlooked part of the Packers scheme that wide receivers are expected to excel at.
    And, like most fans, leading us to more on-field success and wins is paramount and the norm at 1265.
    This season will be no different.

  9. Would everyone please pay attention? Everybody wins with this. Rodgers gets a receiver he trusts, and the Packers get a great leadership presence in the WR group. Not only is Amari Rodgers just a younger version of of Cobb, his father was Cobb’s receivers coach in college. Make sense yet?

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