Packers: Aaron Rodgers has great passer rating targeting Randall Cobb

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Randall Cobb was one of Aaron Rodgers’ most trusted targets during his first run with the Green Bay Packers from 2011 to 2018.

Cobb not only provided consistency in the Packers’ passing game, but also came up with some of the most memorable plays for the team during that time.

Packers fans will never forget Cobb’s NFC North-clinching touchdown on fourth down in 2013, or his 75-yard game-winner against the Chicago Bears three years ago to seal a huge comeback victory.

If there’s been one thing missing from Matt LaFleur’s offense, it’s a reliable slot receiver. Rookie Amari Rodgers will help, but another big offseason move was to trade for his mentor and one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite ever receivers, Cobb.

And it’s hardly surprising Rodgers was keen to be reunited with Cobb in Green Bay. When he targets Cobb, good things have happened.

According to Pro Football Focus, Rodgers has a 115.3 passer rating when targeting Cobb during his career. This highlights the incredible connection they had together on the field, something they’ll aim to quickly get back to this season. Rodgers can trust Cobb to be in the right place at the right time, and also knows he’ll make the play more often than not.

In eight years with the Packers, Cobb caught 470 passes for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns. He now has an opportunity to add to those great numbers.

Cobb is still an excellent slot receiver and has found success with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans in his two seasons away from Green Bay. He now gets to return to the Packers in an offense that is significantly improved from the last one he played in under Mike McCarthy three years ago.

Rodgers and Cobb have been an excellent combination over the years, and we now get to see them working together for the first time in a LaFleur offense.