How Randall Cobb will impact the Packers’ offense in 2021

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The Green Bay Packers’ outlook for the 2021 season improved when Aaron Rodgers returned to play quarterback for them. He is not the only familiar face that is coming back into the fold for 2021. Wide receiver Randall Cobb will also be returning to the team.

Cobb spent the first eight years of his NFL career in green and gold before leaving in 2019, playing with the Dallas Cowboys. The Houston Texans inexplicably signed him to a three-year, $27 deal after that, but he is now returning to Green Bay after a trade was completed.

His return is reportedly one of the things that Rodgers wanted before committing to coming back himself.

With Cobb back in the fold, Packers’ rookie Amari Rodgers will have the brakes pumped on his hype. Amari looked primed to take over as the starting slot receiver, but that role will assuredly go to Cobb now, a favorite of Aaron’s from the previous time together.

Green Bay now has a very deep cast of pass catchers for Aaron Rodgers to throw the ball to. In addition to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Amari Rodgers, Robert Tonyan and possibly Devin Funchess, Cobb gives the Packers passing offense another weapon that will help take attention away from Davante Adams.

With the slot spot in the offense likely being turned over to Cobb, we can expect to see some old magic rekindled. The veteran battled some injuries with the Texans but showed that he can still produce when given the opportunity.

In 10 games with Houston, Cobb caught 38 passes for 441 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers, especially if he plays a full season, will likely double in 2021.

Bringing Randall Cobb back not only played a part in Aaron Rodgers returning but will provide the Packers offense with yet another playmaker to get the ball into the hands of. Green Bay is loaded and should have one of the best offenses in the league in 2021 and Cobb will be a main cog in that passing attack.