NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday that the New York Jets and veteran receiver Randall Cobb had agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The club made the signing public at a later time.
Two years after leaving Green Bay, Rodgers convinced the Packers to bring Cobb back in 2021. The four-time MVP is currently in New Jersey, where he will be reunited with his longtime wide receiver.
Cobb, who was once a Pro Bowler, has seen his output decrease over the previous several years. In 2021, he had 28 receptions for 375 yards (a career low) and five scores. Cobb caught 34 catches for 417 yards and one touchdown last season, which equaled his career low. He missed four games due to an ankle issue.
While at age 32, Cobb no longer has much left in the tank, the chemistry between him and Rodgers should make the transition easier for the quarterback. At the absolute least, Cobb may serve as a conduit via which the offense and Rodgers’ methods of operation can be transmitted to others.
There were really no other teams that could have used Cobb at this point in his career. At this time, he can only play quarterback.
In addition to 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson and free agent signings Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman, the Jets now have Cobb as a member of their receiving corps. Both Corey Davis and Denzel Mims are still active members of the team.
Cobb joins former teammates Aaron Lazard, Billy Turner, and Tim Boyle as new Gang Green players after playing with Rodgers in the past. Rodgers also has a tight relationship with the offense’s coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett.
The Jets are committed to the Rodgers era, so they will do whatever it takes to keep their quarterback content, including signing a 12-year veteran towards the end of his career. If you had the type of influence that Rodgers does, wouldn’t you want to attempt to find your closest buddy a job?