5 former Packers players who failed with their new teams in 2023

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Randall Cobb

In the least surprising news of the offseason, Randall Cobb followed Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets, signing a team-friendly one-year deal. Cobb is one of Rodgers' most trusted targets. The issue is that Rodgers only played four snaps.

The entire Jets offense struggled with backup quarterbacks Zach Wilson, Trevor Siemian, and Tim Boyle, and Cobb failed to make a consistent impact in his first season with the Jets.

Cobb was active for 11 games, starting one, but finished with only five receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers replaced Cobb by drafting slot receiver Jayden Reed in the second round. Reed is already one of Jordan Love's top targets, catching a team-best 64 passes for 793 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season.

It's unlikely Cobb would've stayed in Green Bay following Rodgers' departure, but the Packers made the correct decision to rebuild the wide receiver corps around Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Brian Gutekunst hit a home run by drafting Reed and made the right call to move on from Cobb.

Cobb didn't get a chance to play with Rodgers in 2023 and is a free agent again this offseason. The Jets must determine whether to bring him back on another one-year deal.