It’s really happening. On the same day Aaron Rodgers showed up to the first day of Green Bay Packers training camp, the team now looks set to bring former teammate Randall Cobb home.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Packers are “working on a trade” with the Houston Texans for Cobb.
Cobb had great chemistry with Rodgers during his time in Green Bay and provided some of the most memorable moments in recent memory for the Packers.
It perhaps shows Rodgers is being given greater influence on the personnel side of things as he enters potentially his final season in Green Bay. Much like how Tom Brady was able to get some of the help he wanted with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, Rodgers looks set to get back one of his favorite targets.
Cobb has shown he can still play in the past few seasons since leaving Green Bay. And importantly, his connection with Rodgers was incredible. How often when the Packers desperately needed a play did Rodgers look Cobb’s way?
All of a sudden, the Packers’ wide receiver depth looks much stronger. Cobb will join first-team All-Pro Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Devin Funchess, and Amari Rodgers.
Cobb has been a mentor for Amari Rodgers in the past. According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Cobb called Rodgers after he was drafted by the Packers. Now they will get to work together as teammates in Green Bay. Who could’ve predicted that a few months ago?
Whether you like the decision to trade for Cobb or not, one thing we can all agree on is that he is still loved by Packers fans not just for his play on the football field, but also because he’s a great person and teammate.
If and when this trade becomes official, it will be great for Cobb to return home.