Aaron Rodgers lobbied this offseason for the team to bring back one of his most reliable targets. And Randall Cobb expects to be back on Saturday night.
He played in the Green Bay Packers’ first 12 games this season before going down. Wide receiver Randall Cobb, who spent the 2019 season with the Dallas Cowboys and 2020 with the Houston Texans, was once again at Aaron Rodgers’ disposal.
Cobb finished fifth on the club with 28 catches for 375 yards and five touchdowns. Those aerial scores were the third-most on the team behind Davante Adams (11) and Allen Lazard (8). The 11-year pro came up with his share of clutch third-down receptions when he was available.
Of course, that hasn’t been the case for roughly two months. Cobb suffered a core muscle injury in the team’s win over the visiting Los Angeles Rams in Week 13. Despite the team’s winning ways, there’s no doubt that Cobb’s return to the franchise was a positive.
Packers feeling good about Randall Cobb update
“It was just a bonus to have that connection come back and be a leader in that room and give us a lot,” said offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in early December. “Those guys are going to have to step up and they already have. They’ve already shown it. I think they’ve gotten better just having Randall in the room.”
But it looks like Cobb will be ready to go this Saturday evening as Rodgers and company host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
When the team’s met during the regular season in Week 3 at San Francisco, Cobb did not catch a pass and was targeted only one time in what proved to be a 30-28 Packers’ victory.
Interesting enough, Cobb will be playing in his first NFL postseason game since 2016 when he was in his sixth season with the Packers. The veteran wideout has totaled a combined 47 receptions for 596 yards and five scores in 11 playoff outings with the franchise.