Packers: Randall Cobb can climb franchise record list in 2021

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Randall Cobb was already an all-time great Green Bay Packers wide receiver and one of the most successful pass catchers in franchise history.

Now making his return after three years away, Cobb has an opportunity to climb the Packers’ receiving franchise record lists this season.

According to Pro Football Reference, Cobb’s 5,524 receiving yards with the Packers ranks 12th in franchise history. His 41 touchdown catches also ranks 12th for the Packers. He’s seventh all-time in receptions with 470.

Cobb’s numbers with the Packers are already incredible, but he’s not far off climbing even higher in these franchise-record lists.

Receiving yards

Cobb will almost certainly jump ahead of Billy Howton for receiving yards, and it may only take him one game. Cobb is currently 58 receiving yards away from overtaking Howton in 11th place all-time.

Breaking into the top 10 isn’t out of the question, either. Cobb would need a good season with 823 receiving yards to move ahead of Max McGree in 10th position. He’d need 1,014 yards to overtake Greg Jennings in ninth. It’s possible but at this stage in Cobb’s career, it’s perhaps unlikely.

Cobb’s career-best in a season was 1,287 yards. If he were to match this total in 2021, he’d move up to 6,811 career yards with the Packers. Currently that would be good for seventh-most in Packers history, although Davante Adams will likely also go well beyond that total this season.

Receiving touchdowns

With three receiving touchdowns this season, Cobb will move ahead of Howton for 11th in Packers history. Five TD catches would move him ahead of James Jones into 10th position.

If he matches his career-best of 12 receiving touchdowns this year, he’d move up to 53 in total, which would put him tied with Jennings for seventh most.


Just 19 receptions this season will move Cobb ahead of Don Hutson for sixth-most in franchise history, but breaking into the top five will be more challenging.

Cobb is 60 receptions behind James Lofton in fifth, 76 behind Adams (who will move higher in the list this season), and 80 behind Jordy Nelson.

If Cobb matches his career-best of 91 catches, he’d move to 561 in his career with the Packers. Currently, that would be good for third-most in franchise history although Adams will likely go higher than that number this season.