The Green Bay Packers are off to a hot start this season. They are 5-2 and sitting atop the NFC North. Aaron Rodgers is looking like an MVP this season and he has done it without elite talent outside of Davante Adams, who missed some time due to injury.
When he is on the field, Adams is one of the best receivers in the league. The connection between him and Rodgers is one of the strongest in football.
After Adams, who has 449 receiving yards this season, there is no other receiver near 300. The next best pass catching options include Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Robert Tonyan.
It is hard to argue with a 5-2 team led by an elite quarterback and a promising head coach in Matt LaFleur. The fact remains that the Packers could use another option at receiver.
That was true coming into the season and it is still true today. The only difference is it was viewed as a need, but now, it would be a luxury. If they decide to make a move, there could be a familiar name on the trading block.
Randall Cobb could be a player that the Packers look to target. This would be a nice reunion for both sides. Here are three reasons why it would work out.
3. Veteran Presence
This is not to say that Cobb will come in and be himself of 2014 where he finished with 1,297 yards and 12 touchdowns. It is saying that the 30-year-old wide receiver could have some left in the tank and a reunion with Green Bay could help him within their offense.
Cobb spent the 2019 season in Dallas, where he finished with 828 yards. He has been in Houston this season and that is not a position to succeed. The Packers would be that position.
If Cobb came over, he would give the team depth and another veteran voice along with Adams. The Packers have a lot of young players at the skill positions that could learn from a player like Cobb.
This would be a move to excite the fans and to improve the team. Cobb was a longtime Packers wide receiver and a good one at that. Now, he could return as a player and serve in a teaching role.
2. Connection With Rodgers
Cobb began his career in Green Bay back in 2011 as a 21-year-old. He spent eight years with the Packers catching passes from No. 12. This is a move Rodgers would be okay with and that is the most important thing.
Rodgers campaigned for some help at wide receiver in the offseason. Bringing back an old weapon of his would be a nice addition. LaFleur would have a veteran wide receiver learn his system who already knows Rodgers and his tendencies very well.
Randall Cobb caught 41 touchdowns in a Packers’ uniform and was named a Pro Bowler in 2014.
There are plenty of options on the trading block, but the Packers do not need a No. 1, game-changing wide receiver. They already have that in Adams. Green Bay needs a secondary player who can line up on the outside and in the slot.
That is where Cobb fits in.
1. Add Depth At The Position
This was the case for the Packers to draft a receiver and to add one in free agency. They bypassed the deepest wide receiver class in recent memory. In free agency, Green Bay signed Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, but he chose to opt out of the season.
Lazard is a name who has stepped up. He has proven to be a big play threat for Rodgers, who likes to throw the ball down the field. He has dealt with some injuries, but when he plays, Lazard looks like a promising young talent.
From there on out, the unit is weak. The jury is still out on Valdes-Scantling. The Packers have some young options at tight end including Tonyan. He has five touchdowns this season, but three came in one game.
The Packers are in a position to go for it this season. They have a super Bowl caliber team and another wide receiver like Randall Cobb would take them to the next level.