Former Packers WR Randall Cobb 'lucky to be alive' after scary accident

Thankfully, the fan favorite and his family were unharmed.
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb, Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb, Aaron Rodgers / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages

Once a Green Bay Packers legend, always a Green Bay Packers legend.

The man, the myth and the guy who single-handedly crushed the hopes and dreams of Chicago Bears fans once upon a time, Randall Cobb, is someone Green Bay will love and cherish forever. And for that reason, when a beloved favorite pops up in the news in conjunction with a frightening headline, it gives reason to pause.

Recently, Cobb and his family were subject to a scary accident within their own home involving their car, which caught on fire.

Packers reporter Kyle Malzhan, for Green Bay's Local 5 News shared the snippet from Cobb's Instagram account earlier in the week.

Randall Cobb and his family are using this experience to remind everyone what's most important

After the incident, Cobb and his wife Aiyda took to their social media to give a bit more of an explanation of what happened. In their posts, they wrote:

"Unfortunately we don't know how much, if anything, will be salvageable, but this has been a reminder that nothing is more important than the health of our family."

The former Packers wideout told the media that he was able to get his family out of the house with "nothing but the clothes on their backs," while he also ran back inside to save their dog, Louie.

In their post, the family also gave thanks to the firefighter who risked his life during the incident:

"I can't get the image of the brave firefighter getting into position out of my head; he didn't even have water to shoot yet. I truly thought the cars were going to explode and that we would lose him to this tragedy. He is a true hero."

Back in 2019, Cobb left Green Bay to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, playing one season there, followed by a season with the Houston Texans. Then, he came back to the Packers in a move that was certainly hand-crafted by Aaron Rodgers in order for the organization to get the quarterback to stick around a little longer.

Last year Cobb spent with the New York Jets, although he only started one game.

No one is really sure what's next for no. 18, but what we do know is that he and his family are alive and well.