Packers: How many snaps has Randall Cobb played in 2021?

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

It was a surprise when the Green Bay Packers traded for Randall Cobb before the start of the 2021 season, but he still has plenty to offer on offense.

Cobb hasn’t had too many opportunities on offense so far in the opening two games, although it’s possible he’s still getting familiar with Matt LaFleur’s scheme.

Cobb looked good when he did feature against the Detroit Lions, catching all three of his targets for 26 yards, but how many snaps has he had in the opening two weeks?

How many snaps has Cobb played for Packers in 2021?

According to Pro Football Reference, Cobb has only played on a little over a fifth (22.13 percent) of the Packers’ offensive snaps through two weeks.

His snap counts actually decreased from Weeks 1 to 2 (26 percent to 18 percent), although it’s worth providing some context for that.

Cobb didn’t feature much initially in the season-opening loss to the New Orleans Saints, but did have a bigger role once the starters came out of the game. Cobb caught his only pass in Week 1 — a 32-yarder — from backup quarterback Jordan Love.

While his total number of snaps went down in Week 2, he did play in more important situations. When Aaron Rodgers looked his way, Cobb was there to make the play.

Cobb is still new to this offensive system having been traded to the Packers so late in the summer, but it’s clear he’s quickly reestablished his connection with Rodgers.

Although it’s a small sample size, it sure looks like Cobb can still play. This offense has needed a slot receiver for a couple of years. While rookie Amari Rodgers is yet to feature much on offense, Cobb should see an increase in snaps as the season goes on and he gets more familiar with the system.

If Monday night’s win was anything to go by, Cobb can make a difference for the Packers this season. It’s just a matter of giving him more opportunities.