Packers: Randall Cobb gets another opportunity against former team

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Randall Cobb will get another opportunity to take on the Packers this year.

I still miss Randall Cobb.

He made some of the most memorable plays of the past decade wearing the green and gold of the Green Bay Packers. Now, for the second year in a row, Cobb will be on the other sideline playing against the Packers.

Cobb spent the 2019 season with the Dallas Cowboys. This spring, he signed with the Houston Texans.

Cobb would’ve been good addition to Packers offense this offseason

Cobb became a free agent again this offseason. A year ago, Green Bay chose not to re-sign him with hopes that one of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, or Geronimo Allison would take over the number two role at wide receiver.

That never happened and now, following a draft in which the Packers didn’t select a receiver, the thought of Cobb playing in Matt LaFleur’s offense would’ve been an exciting one.

Instead, he’ll be attempting to defeat the Packers when the Texans host his former team this season.

Fortunately for the Packers, he didn’t get revenge last season with the Cowboys. Cobb caught three passes for 53 yards. Each time it felt odd seeing a Packers legend catching passes against them. On the back of four Aaron Jones touchdowns, Green Bay built a 31-3 lead before holding onto a 10-point victory on the road.

Cobb showed in 2019 that he can still contribute in the slot. He finished his only season in Dallas with 55 catches for 828 yards and three touchdowns. That’s exactly the type of production the Green Bay offense desperately needed from a receiver alongside Davante Adams last season.

Cobb will be one of Deshaun Watson’s top targets in Houston along with Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, and Will Fuller.

It won’t be a surprise if he has another strong season, and he may even make a big impact against Green Bay.