Randall Cobb is the next Packers receiver linked to the New York Jets
Not only are the New York Jets going after Aaron Rodgers, but it seems they want to bring all of his friends along with him.
This morning, ESPN’s Aaron Rodgers reported the Jets are “actively pursuing” former Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard. Not only that, but Schefter added the Jets are also looking at fellow Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb. According to Schefter, Cobb is “on their radar”.
With the Jets closing in on a deal for WR Allen Lazard, another WR expected to be on their radar in the coming days of free agency is Packers’ veteran Randall Cobb, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
If the Jets were only pursuing Lazard, it would be conceivable to think the Jets might just be interested in adding Lazard independent of Rodgers. But now that Cobb has been thrown into the mix, it’s difficult to imagine that these two moves are not connected to Rodgers. Perhaps the hold-up of this whole ordeal has been the Jets’ efforts to lure in some of the players Rodgers wants to bring with him to New York.
Cobb is 32 years old and will be turning 33 in August. In 2022, his 12th NFL season, Cobb played in 13 games and caught 34 of his 50 targets for 417 yards and one touchdown.
The Packers used Cobb in a situational role. Cobb started only three of his 13 games and played 44% of the Packers’ snaps on average. It was his second consecutive season in this role for Green Bay, as in 2021, he also started only three games and had an average snap ratio of 47%.
While the volume of Cobb’s production has decreased since he entered his thirties, he is still an efficient target who provides a very reliable pair of hands. Over the past three seasons, Cobb dropped only three passes with a drop rate of 2.9%. Overall, Cobb caught 73% of his targets from 2020 to 2022.
Cobb could fill Berrios role as WR4. The Chemistry is already there with Rodgers and Hackett. Would be a good call to bring him aboard.
I’d take Cobb over Berrios any day.