5 greatest Packers wide receivers in Aaron Rodgers era

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

4. Randall Cobb

  • Years with Packers: 2011-18, 2021-present

  • Receiving yards with Packers: 5,899

  • Receiving touchdowns with Packers: 46

Randall Cobb isn’t just one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite ever targets, but he is also responsible for many of the most memorable plays in recent franchise history.

Think the NFC North division-winner on fourth-and-8 at Chicago in 2013. In his first game back from a broken leg, no less. Or his 75-yard game-winning touchdown to kick off the 2018 season, also against the Bears. How about his Hail Mary touchdown catch in the 2016 playoffs?

And how could we forget Cobb’s NFL debut, when he returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown.

Cobb was a backup in his rookie year but saw an increased role in 2012. Starting eight games, Cobb caught 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He was limited to just six games in 2013 due to injury, but responded with a Pro Bowl year in 2014, catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.

After spending the first eight years of his career in Green Bay, Cobb then spent seasons at the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. In 2021, the Packers made a trade with the Texans to bring Cobb home.

Cobb has always had a knack for making plays at crucial moments. Take this past season as an example. He only made 28 receptions in total, but 21 of them went for first downs.

The former second-round pick ranks 11th in Packers franchise history for receiving yards and 10th for receiving touchdowns. He still has time to climb the rankings.

You won’t find a player more loved by fans than Randall Cobb. It’s about time he got a Super Bowl ring.