Aaron Rodgers Wowed by Randall Cobb in Green Bay Packers Training Camp

Published 08/26/2021, 11:15 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


The Green Bay Packers front office rather uncharacteristically moved heaven and earth to ensure that their quarterback Aaron Rodgers would return for 2021. Last season’s MVP had a fallout with the team’s front office which prompted them to rework the QBs contract and pay heed to multiple other demands. 

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One of these included a trade involving former Packers receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb, who was on the Houston Texans’ roster was brought in by the franchise upon Rodgers’ request. 

ASHWAUBENON, WI – JULY 31: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with NFL Network host James Jones during 2021 Training Camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 31, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

While Cobb many consider Cobb to be beyond his prime, a man paying close attention to him in training camp feels the wideout still has plenty left in his tank. 

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Aaron Rodgers expects big things from Cobb in 2021 

While appearing on The Pat McAfee Show, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the move for is definitely set to reap rewards going by what he’s seen at training camp so far.

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“There have been so many moments throughout camp where you’re like, whoa,” Rodgers said. “Like, whoa, that was really smart. Or, whoa, that was an amazing play. Wow, he’s still athletically super gifted. Or, I’ve never seen a shallow cross run that precisely.”

The quarterback further said that Cobb has managed to wow his teammates and coaches every single day at training camp so far.

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“There’s been one thing every single day that he’s done that a lot of people have said, wow, that’s why 12 wanted him so bad. That’s why he’s going to be an important part of what we’re doing. We need him. 100 per cent.”

Aaron Rodgers has a stacked core of wide receivers to choose from. With Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard and 2020 First-Team All-Pro Davante Adams in the mix, the team has the tools to outscore any opponent. And Aaron Rodgers is definitely excited to have his old partner back in the fold.

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“It’s nice to have Cobb-o back. He’s had a great camp. We gotta keep him healthy this season. Excited to see what he can bring to the squad,” Rodgers said.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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