Packers: 3 players they shouldn’t have let go in recent years

Green Bay Packers, Ty Summers (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb
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3. Randall Cobb, WR

The Packers decided not to bring back Randall Cobb ahead of Matt LaFleur’s first season as head coach. Well, the fact that two years on they traded up in the third round for a wide receiver many have compared to Cobb perhaps tells us all we need to know.

Cobb was always one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets and he regularly came with up game-changing plays in the biggest games. Just ask the Chicago Bears. But the Packers decided to move on when he became a free agent in 2019.

Now, the offense has been just fine. In 2020, the Packers ranked first in scoring. But there’s no doubt a player like Cobb could’ve made them even better. Where he shines is after the catch, an area this offense needed some help, which is why they’ve drafted Amari Rodgers.

In 2019 with the Dallas Cowboys, Cobb caught 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns. Last season with the Houston Texans, he made 38 catches for 441 yards and three touchdowns, playing in 10 games.

Cobb might not have put up All-Pro numbers the past two seasons after leaving Green Bay, but he was a valuable receiver for both the Cowboys and Texans, and he would’ve been a perfect slot receiver in LaFleur’s offense.