Green Bay said they sent Houston an undisclosed draft pick in return. A source told ESPN the Packers just had to give up a sixth-round pick and had the Texans eat $ 3 million of Cobb’s salary; the Packers cap will be just under $ 3 million.
Cobb, who turns 31 on August 22, played his first eight seasons at Green Bay, where he was one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite receivers – especially in the slot machine.
Earlier Wednesday, Cobb tweeted: “I’m coming home! “
I’M GOING HOME! 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/qxSwkQo89f
– Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 28, 2021
He left in free agency after the 2018 season and spent a year with the Dallas Cowboys. He then signed a three-year, $ 27 million contract with Houston, where he played 10 games last season – one more than in his last season at Green Bay, where he struggled with lingering hamstring issues. -legs. He injured a toe in Week 11 last year and missed six games. He finished with 38 catches, 441 yards and three touchdowns.
Rodgers hasn’t had a real slot receiver since Cobb left. To fill that void in their offense, the Packers drafted Amari Rodgers in the third round of this year’s draft.
Apparently, Rodgers-to-Cobb sounded better than Rodgers-to-Rodgers, but it’s unclear whether Cobb’s return was a condition of Rodgers’ return or just a suggestion the Packers decided to honor. When Cobb left the Packers, he placed sixth in franchise history with 470 catches and 11th in receiving yards (5,524) and touchdown catches (41). His best season came in 2014, when he caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. It was one of the two times in his career that he didn’t miss a game.
While Cobb’s role remains to be determined and could largely depend on his ability to stay healthy, he could also help frame Amari Rodgers. There is already a link between the two; Rodgers’ father Tee Martin coached Cobb at the University of Kentucky.
The exchange will undoubtedly include a contract restructuring for Cobb, who was set to earn $ 8.25 million this season.